Jack Spicer

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Birthday
30, 1925
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Aug 17, 1965 (40)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1925
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Aug 17, 1965 (40)

About

Poet associated with the San Francisco Renaissance and known for My Vocabulary Did This to Me, a 2009 collection that earned the American Book Award for poetry. He is also known for After Lorca.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Redlands and the University of California, Berkeley.

Trivia

He taught a workshop at San Francisco State College that he called "Poetry as Magic."

Family Life

He was openly gay. He died at the age of forty from complications of alcoholism.

Associated With

He co-founded the Six Gallery, a San Francisco literary and performance venue where Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg recited his famous poem "Howl."