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George Hitchcock's Birthday

  • Born 1914 Hood River, OR (map)
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George Hitchcock was born in Hood River, Oregon, in 1914. A playwright, poet, editor, painter, publisher, and labor activist, he founded and edited kayak, a poetry journal with an illustrious twenty-year run (1964-1984). Hitchcock was highly active in San Francisco's postwar literary and labor movements. His poetry collections—including The Piano beneath the Skin, Cloud-Taxis, and Tactics of Survival—were published between 1962 and 2002. To both his personal craft and his work as a publisher, he brought a special eye for graphics and typography. From 1970 to 1989, he taught writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Hitchcock died August 27th, 2010, in Eugene, Oregon.

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Earlier Event: May 1
Yannis Ritsos's Birthday