Bill Berkson

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Birthday
30, 1939
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 16, 2016 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1939
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 16, 2016 (76)

About

New York-born poet best known for works such as Lush Life and Goods and Services. He collaborated on Recent Visitors and Hymns of St. Bridget with, respectively, Joe Brainard and Frank O'Hara.

Before Fame

He attended Brown University and Columbia University and briefly worked as an editorial associate for ARTnews.

Trivia

He published a 1999 memoir entitled Young Manhattan.

Family Life

With his first wife Lynn O'Hare, he had two children. He later married Constance Lewallen and settled in San Francisco, California.

Associated With

Kenneth Koch encouraged Berkson to write poetry.

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