Shirley Kaufman

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Birthday
5, 1923
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Sep 25, 2016 (93)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
5, 1923
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Sep 25, 2016 (93)

About

American poet known for Rivers of Salt, Gold Country, The Floor Keeps Turning, and other collections. She was a 1979 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

Before Fame

She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1944.

Trivia

Her parents were Polish immigrants who settled in Seattle, Washington.

Family Life

She married Dr. Bernard Kaufman, Jr., with whom she had three children. Her second husband was Hillel Matthew Daleski.

Associated With

She and poet Jack Gilbert attended San Francisco State University at the same time.

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