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Clifford Bernier papers

Identifier: MS2269

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers related to the activities of Washington D.C. area poet Clifford Bernier. The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper announcements for events that Mr. Bernier was involved with, including readings and Jazz poetry performances. Also included in the collections are three newspaper articles about poetry events that Bernier participated in. The collection includes two compact discs of “Jazz Poetry” and a compact disc of Mr. Bernier’s “Poetry in Black & White” collaboration with Verneice Turner.


  • Creation: 1998-2008


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Clifford Bernier is a Washington D.C. area poet. His work has appeared in Potomac Review, the Baltimore Review, the Alexandria and Mt. Vernon Gazettes, and He is also a performer of "Jazz Poetry" which combines Jazz music with poetry recitation. He has performed and given readings in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and around the Washington D.C. area. He hosts the poetry series Poesis in Arlington, Virginia. He lives with his wife and three children in Arlington, Virginia.

N.B. Note was written in 2009.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

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Clifford Bernier is a Washington D.C. area poet. The bulk of these papers are newspaper announcements for poetry events that he was involved with. Also included are three compact discs of his works.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Clifford Bernier, 2009, ACC#2009.001.

Guide to the Clifford Bernier papers, 1998-2008
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America