Robert Creeley (Biographical details)

Robert Creeley (American (USA); Male; 1926 - 2005)

Also known as

Creeley, Robert

Biography

Poet and teacher. Studied at Harvard and Black Mountain College, where he taught from 1954-5 and from 1967-2003 at State University of New York at Buffalo. When Black Mountain closed in 1957, moved to San Francisco, where he met Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. He later met and befriended Jackson Pollock in the Cedar Bar in New York City. He first received fame in 1962 from his poetry collection 'For Love'. Met and befriended R.B. Kitaj (q.v.) in 1965.