Jack Gilbert

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Birthday
18, 1925
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Nov 13, 2012 (87)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1925
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Nov 13, 2012 (87)

About

American poet known for Views of Jeopardy, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated poetry collection. His other award-winning works include Monolithos, Refusing Heaven, and The Dance Most of All.

Before Fame

He attended both the University of Pittsburgh and San Francisco State University.

Trivia

He worked in his youth as an exterminator, salesman, and steelworker in his native Pennsylvania.

Family Life

He had long-lasting romantic relationships with Linda Gregg and Laura Ulewicz. He ended up marrying Michiko Nogami, who inspired much of his poetry.

Associated With

He and Gerald Stern were classmates and fellow literature students at the University of Pittsburgh.