Dennis Schmitz

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Birthday
11, 1937
Birthplace
Iowa
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Leo
Birthday
11, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Iowa

About

American poet, 1978 Guggenheim Fellow, and former Poet Laureate of Sacramento, California. His poetry collections include The Truth Squad, Animism, Goodwill, Inc., and Eden.

Before Fame

He studied at both Loras College and the University of Chicago. He published his debut poetry collection, We Weep for Our Strangeness, in 1969.

Trivia

He protested California's Death Penalty on multiple occasions.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He wed Loretta D'Agostino in 1960.

Associated With

He taught and mentored Raymond Carver.