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Dorn (Alfred) Collection



Alfred Dorn was an American poet, critic, and professor. Born in 1929 in Flushing, New York, Dorn attended New York University for his undergraduate and doctoral degrees, where he studied English Renaissance poetry. He lived and worked in New York City for the remainder of his life, teaching at Queensborough Community College and the City University of New York, participating in many poetry readings and conferences, and serving as a prominent member of many literary organizations including the Poetry Society of America and the World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets. The Alfred Dorn Collection contains literary manuscripts, professional papers, correspondence, and personal documents and photographs.