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Thom Gunn

Thom GunnAKA Thomson William Gunn

Born: 29-Aug-1929
Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, England
Died: 25-Apr-2004
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Man with Night Sweats

Military service: National Service (two years)

Father: Herbert Smith Gunn (editor, The Daily Sketch)
Mother: Ann Charlotte Thomson (literary journalist, d. when Thom was 15)
Brother: Ander Gunn (of Penzance, England)
Boyfriend: Mike Kitay (together 52 years, cohabited in San Francisco)

    High School: University College School
    University: Trinity College, Cambridge University (1953)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1971
    MacArthur Fellowship 1993

Author of books:
Fighting Terms (1954, poetry)
The Sense of Movement (1957, poetry)
My Sad Captains (1961, poetry)
Moly (1971, poetry)
Jack Straw's Castle (1976, poetry)
The Passages of Joy (1982, poetry)
The Man with Night Sweats (1992, poetry)
Shelf Life (1993, essays)
Boss Cupid (2000)



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