Franklin Rosemont


Birthday October 2, 1943

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Chicago, IL

DEATH DATE Apr 12, 2009 (65)

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Chicago Surrealist Group poet, activist, editor, and scholar whose poetry collections include The Apple of the Automatic Zebra's Eye and An Open Entrance to the Shut Palace of Wrong Numbers. He edited several works on the history of surrealism, including The Forecast is Hot! and What is Surrealism?

Before Fame

He was the Chicago-born son of a jazz musician mother and a social activist father.


He wrote a biography of labor activist Joe Hill.

Family Life

His partner Penelope Rosemont helped him found the Chicago Surrealist Group.

Associated With

He published and edited works by renowned poet Carl Sandburg.