James L. White

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Birthday
26, 1936
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jul 13, 1981 (45)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1936
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jul 13, 1981 (45)

About

American poet, teacher, and editor known for The Salt Ecstasies and other collections of poems. The James White Poetry Prize, an honor given to gay male poets, was established in his honor.

Before Fame

He studied at Indiana University and Colorado State University and later taught children on a Navajo Reservation.

Trivia

He died from heart disease at the young age of forty-five.

Family Life

He was an openly gay poet, and The James White Review, a quarterly magazine of gay men's literature, was founded in his honor.

Associated With

He and poet Allen Ginsberg were both faculty members at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.