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Howard Camner Papers

Identifier: ACC-MSS 021

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials created and collected by Howard Camner between approximately 1976 and 2012 as part of his career as a poet, playwright, screenplay writer, and producer. It includes multiple books written by Camner, including his biography Turbulence at 67 Inches and the Pulitzer Prize nominated Poems from the Mud Room. There are also three original screenplys written by Camner.

AV materials include DVDs and VHS tapes containing episodes and compilations of Life is a Four Letter Word (hosted and produced by Camner), a news story about Camner reading at North One 10, and a theater presentation of Camner's Flaming Floss at the Edward Albee Theatre Conference.

Other items include articles and flyers detailing interviews, events, and accolades received/related to Howard Camner.


  • 1976 - 2012

Conditions Governing Use

At least part of this collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holders. You may need to obtain other permissions for your intended use, such as those related to privacy, publicity, and moral rights. For questions about this statement please contact the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Howard Camner was born in Miami, Florida and is the author of 21 poetry books, founding member of the Literary Outlaws in New York, and featured performer for the West End Poetry Troupe. He has received multiple awards and accolades for his work, including the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018), induction into the MDC Hall of Fame for Literary Arts, and being named the "Best Poet in Miami" by the New York Times readers poll (2007).


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Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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