George Starbuck

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Birthday
15, 1931
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Aug 15, 1996 (65)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
15, 1931
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Aug 15, 1996 (65)

About

American neo-formalist poet and professor known for the poem "On an Urban Battlefield" and for such poetry collections as The Argot Merchant Disaster and Elegy in a Country Church Yard. His literary awards include the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Yale Series of Younger Poets Honor.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, the California Institute of Technology, and the American Academy in Rome.

Trivia

He referred to his formal writing style as "SLABS" ("Standard Length and Breadth Sonnets").

Family Life

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and he died in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was the father of one daughter and four sons.

Associated With

He and Sam Greenlee were literary contemporaries.

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