Paul Blackburn

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Birthday
24, 1926
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Sep 13, 1971 (44)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1926
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Sep 13, 1971 (44)

About

American poet whose works include The Dissolving Fabric and The Cities. Also a translator, he published English versions of the works of Julio Cortazar, Octavio Paz, and Federico Garcia Lorca.

Before Fame

He started writing poetry during his teenage years. He later attended New York University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Trivia

He worked briefly as the poetry editor of The Nation.

Family Life

His three marriages -- to Winifred Grey McCarthy, Sara Golden, and Joan Diane Miller -- produced one child. Blackburn died of esophageal cancer at the young age of forty-four.

Associated With

During his time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Blackburn began corresponding with poet Ezra Pound.