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Robert Creeley Foundation » Poet – Mary Ruefle. Mary Ruefle was born in Pennsylvania. Her father was a military officer and she spent her early life traveling the U.S. and Europe. She graduated from Bennington College in 1974 with a degree in Literature. Ms. Ruefle is a master poet who has published many books of poetry, including Selected Poems; A Little White Shadow; an art book of "erasures," a variation on found poetry; Tristimania; Among the Musk Ox People; Apparition Hill; Cold Pluto; Post Meridian; The Adamant, winner of the 1988 Iowa Poetry Prize; Life Without Speaking; and Memling's Veil.

Ruefle is also the author of two books of prose, The Most of It, and Madness, Rack, and Honey, plus a comic book, Go Home and Go To Bed. She is the recipient of numerous previous honors, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Book Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. The outlaw poetry network – home for unread? poetry » robert creeley | after lorca. Jump to Comments Robert Creeley (May 21, 1926 – March 30, 2005) was an American poet and author of more than sixty books. He is usually associated with the Black Mountain poets, though his verse aesthetic diverged from that school’s.

He was close with Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners and Ed Dorn. He served as the Samuel P. Capen Professor of Poetry and the Humanities at State University of New York at Buffalo, and lived in Waldoboro, Maine, Buffalo, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island, where he taught at Brown University. He was a recipient of the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, and was much beloved as a generous presence in many poets’ lives.

Creeley was born in Arlington, Massachusetts and grew up in Acton. “In a quiet moment I hear Bob pause where I never would have expected it. He was a chicken farmer briefly before becoming a teacher. An MA from the University of New Mexico followed in 1960. According to Arthur L. Bibliography source. Robert Creeley - Poet. Robert Creeley was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1926. He attended Harvard University from 1943 to 1946, taking time out from 1944 to 1945 to work for the American Field Service in Burma and India. In 1946 he published his first poem, in the Harvard magazine Wake. In 1949 he began corresponding with William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound. The following year he became acquainted with the poet Charles Olson. Through the Black Mountain Review and his own critical writings, Creeley helped to define an emerging counter-tradition to the literary establishment—a postwar poetry originating with Pound, Williams, and Zukofsky and expanding through the lives and works of Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, Edward Dorn, and others.

He also published more than a dozen books of prose, essays, and interviews, including The Island (1963) and The Gold Diggers and Other Stories (1965). Selected Bibliography Poetry Drama Listen (1972) Essays Letters.