Larry Levis

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Birthday
30, 1946
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 8, 1996 (49)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
30, 1946
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 8, 1996 (49)

About

American poet, author, critic, and professor whose literary works include The Afterlife and The Dollmaker's Ghost. His 1972 debut collection, Wrecking Crew, received the International Poetry Forum's U.S. Award.

Before Fame

He received graduate degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Iowa.

Trivia

He taught English at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1992 until his death (four years later) from a heart attack.

Family Life

He grew up in California's San Joaquin Valley as the son of a grape harvester.

Associated With

He admired the work of Randall Jarrell.

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