Creeley, Robert

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Creeley, Robert Gender: M
born on 21 May 1926 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Arlington, Massachusetts, 42n25, 71w09
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°38' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°24 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 25°49'

Robert Creeley
photo: Elsa Dorfman - en:User:Elsad, license gfdl


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Ashbery, John (born 28 July 1927). Notes: Classmates


Source Notes

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