John Forbes

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Birthday
1, 1950
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 23, 1998 (47)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1950
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 23, 1998 (47)

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About

Twentieth-century Australian poet whose works include The Stunned Mullet and Damaged Glamour. He also served as poetry editor of a publication called Scripsi.

Before Fame

He studied at Sydney University, where he met fellow poets Martin Johnston, John Tranter, and Robert Adamson. He published his debut work, Tropical Skiing, in 1976.

Trivia

He died of a heart attack at the young age of forty-seven.

Family Life

He was one of four boys born to an Australian meteorologist father.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of American poet Frank O'Hara.

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