Richard Hugo

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Birthday
21, 1923
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Oct 22, 1982 (58)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
21, 1923
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Oct 22, 1982 (58)

About

American poet who is known for the Northwest regional character of works such as The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir. His other poetry collections include Death of the Kapowsin Tavern and The Right Madness on Skye.

Before Fame

He served as a bomber pilot in World War II. He subsequently studied creative writing at the University of Washington.

Trivia

His birth name was Richard Hogan; he took on his stepfather's last name, Hugo, in 1942.

Family Life

He was married twice: first, to Barbara Williams, and later to Ripley Schemm Hansen.

Associated With

He and literary contemporary Richard Brautigan were both born in Washington state.