Poet and social activist who was part of the San Francisco Renaissance. His numerous poetry collections include Lyripol, A Correspondence of Americans, and The Bottom Line.
He attended Indiana University. He later edited a literary publication called Left Curve.
When he was nineteen years old, he sent a story to
His first wife, Ruth Epstein, worked for National Public Radio (NPR). He and Epstein raised two children. He later married Agneta Falk, a Swedish-born artist and writer.
While on the faculty of the University of California-Los Angeles, Hirschman taught Doors frontman Jim Morrison.