Elise Cowen

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Birthday
31, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 27, 1962 (28)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 27, 1962 (28)

About

Beat Generation poet whose work was published in City Lights Journal and other prominent literary magazines. A posthumous collection of her poetry -- Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments -- was published in 2014.

Before Fame

She attended Barnard College, where she met longtime friend and fellow beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg.

Trivia

She was treated for psychosis and hepatitis at Bellevue Hospital and later ended her own life.

Family Life

Her family, disliking her sex and drug-use-themed works, destroyed most of her poetry after her death.

Associated With

She was influenced by the work of Emily Dickinson.

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