Bob Kaufman

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Birthday
18, 1925
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Jan 12, 1986 (60)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1925
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Jan 12, 1986 (60)

About

Beat and Surrealist poet in the oral tradition whose poems follow jazz music rules of meter and syncopation. His published poetic works include Second April, Abomunist Manifesto, and Golden Sardine.

Before Fame

He was one of fourteen children born in New Orleans to an Afro-Caribbean mother and a German-Jewish father.

Trivia

He took a Buddhist vow of silence from the time of John F. Kennedy's assassination until the 1973 conclusion of the Vietnam War.

Family Life

His 1944 marriage to Ida Berrocal produced one daughter, and his 1958 marriage to Eileen Singe resulted in one son.

Associated With

He and Allen Ginsberg were both Beat poets.