Edward Dorn

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Birthday
2, 1929
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 10, 1999 (70)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1929
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 10, 1999 (70)

About

American member of the Black Mountain poets whose works include the long poem "Gunslinger" and the poetry collection Recollections of Gran Apacheria. His prose works include The Rites of Passage: A Brief History and By the Sound.

Before Fame

He was raised in rural Illinois during The Great Depression. Later, he studied at the University of Illinois and at Black Mountain College.

Trivia

During his time as a resident poet at Kent State University, he was a fan of and mentor to a New Wave band called Devo.

Family Life

His first marriage was to Helene Dorn; later, he wed Jennifer Dunbar Dorn.

Associated With

He was admired by author Stephen King , who chose The Gunslinger as the title of the first book in his Dark Tower horror series.