Cid Corman was born Sidney Corman in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1924. He earned a B.A. from Tufts and did graduate work at the Universities of Michigan & North Carolina. Over the course of 50+ years, he served as editor of Origin & published many of the best American poets in that time. He wrote 70 volumes of poetry, four books of essays, several translations of French & Japanese poets & countless unpublished poems. He lived in Kyoto, Japan with his wife Shizumi from 1958 to his death in 2004.