Jack Hirschman

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13, 1933
New York
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13, 1933 (age 86)
New York


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.

Before Fame

He attended Indiana University. He later edited a literary publication called Left Curve.


When he was nineteen years old, he sent a story to Ernest Hemingway, who responded with positive feedback.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

While on the faculty of the University of California-Los Angeles, Hirschman taught Doors frontman Jim Morrison.