|Birthname||Albert Fairchild Saijo|
|born on||4 February 1926 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )|
|Place||Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||15°06' 29°39 Asc. 08°26'|
Japanese-American poet associated with the Beat Generation, whose first solo collection of poetry, Outspeaks: A Rhapsody, was published in 1997 when he was aged 71. A second collection, Woodrat Flat, was published posthumously in 2015. Saijo was also the author of The Backpacker (1972), a short book on backpacking, and coauthor of Trip Trap (1972), a collection of haiku written with Jack Kerouac and Lew Welch.
He and his family were imprisoned as part of the United States government's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, during which time he wrote editorials on his experiences of internment for his high school newspaper. Saijo went on to serve in the U.S. Army and study at the University of Southern California. Later he became associated with Beat Generation figures including Kerouac, with whom he wrote, traveled and became friends. Saijo died on 2 June 2011 in Volcano, Hawaii. He had lived in Hawaii since the 1990s.
- associate relationship with Kerouac, Jack (born 12 March 1922). Notes: Literary collaborators
- associate relationship with Welch, Lew (born 16 August 1926). Notes: Literary collaborators
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Traits : Body : Race (Asian, Japanese)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Middle of three)
- Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Four stepchildren)
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Eastern (Zen Buddhist)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
- Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA
- Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
- Vocation : Writers : How To .... (Backpack)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Beat Generation)