Thom Gunn

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Birthday
29, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 25, 2004 (74)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 25, 2004 (74)

About

British-American poet who is best known for a 1992 AIDS-themed work entitled The Man with Night Sweats.

Before Fame

He was the son of two journalists; his mother committed suicide when he was a teenager.

Trivia

He lived a bohemian lifestyle in San Francisco and died of substance abuse in 2004.

Family Life

He moved to the United States in 1954 to be near Mike Kitay, his longtime partner.

Associated With

He and Adrienne Rich both received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in the early 1990s.