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Bob Kaufman

Bob KaufmanAKA Robert Garnell Kaufman

Born: 18-Apr-1925
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Died: 12-Jan-1986
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: Emphysema
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay)

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness

Military service: US Merchant Marine

Important Beat generation poet. Lived in seclusion after 1981.


[1] Mother was Roman Catholic, father German/Jewish.

Father: (Pullman porter, d. heart attack)
Mother: (schoolteacher)
Wife: Eileen Singe (m. 1958)
Daughter: Antoinette Kaufman ("Tony")
Son: Parker Kaufman
Brother: George Kaufman
Sister: Olivla Peete

    University: New School for Social Research

    Vow of Silence 1963-75
    Disorderly Conduct 1959
    German Ancestry Paternal
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal

Author of books:
Abomunist Manifesto (1958, poetry)
Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness (1965, poetry)
Golden Sardine (1967, poetry)
Watch My Tracks (1971)
The Ancient Rain: Poems, 19561978 (1981, poetry)
Cranial Guitar: Selected Poems by Bob Kaufman (1996, poetry)



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