|born on||21 May 1926 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )|
|Place||Arlington, Massachusetts, 42n25, 71w09|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||29°38' 18°24 Asc. 25°49'|
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. In 1991, he joined colleagues Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, Raymond Federman, Robert Bertholf, and Dennis Tedlock in founding the Poetics Program at Buffalo. Creeley 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.
He died on March 30, 2005.
- friend relationship with Duncan, Robert (born 7 January 1919)
- friend relationship with Ginsberg, Allen (born 3 June 1926)
Sy Scholfield quotes Ekbert Faas & Maria Trombacco's book, "Robert Creeley: A Biography" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2001), p. 3, for date and place plus time from Creeley's poem, "Numbers": "I was born at seven in the morning..." on the same page.
- Vocation : Writers : Poet