Adam Cornford

Adam Francis Cornford (born 1950, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) came to the United States as a student in 1969. Since then he has lived almost entirely in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has worked as a commercial painter, youth counselor, teacher, professor, and freelance editor and writer, mostly in technical fields (he began using the internet in 1985). Cornford was an early collaborator on the underground office and information workers’ magazine Processed World, for which he edited, wrote, and drew. From 1987 until the closure of that institution in 2008, Cornford led the Poetics Program at New College of California in San Francisco and also taught in its undergraduate Humanities program. His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines in print and on the web, and he has published three full-length poetry collections. Cornford has collaborated extensively with the composer Daniel Steven Crafts on lyrics and libretti. He has also published translations of French poetry and prose and original poems in Spanish and French. Major influences and preoccupations include science (physics, biology, computer science), science fiction, surrealism, and the work of William Blake. He lives in Oakland, California.



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