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Jack Gilbert

Born: 18-Feb-1925
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 13-Nov-2012
Location of death: Berkeley, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Refusing Heaven

Girlfriend: Linda Gregg (together 1960s in Greece)
Wife: Michiko Nogami (sculptor, probably not actually married, d. 1982 cancer)

    High School: Peabody High School, Pittsburgh, PA
    University: BA, University of Pittsburgh (1954)
    University: MA, San Francisco State University (1963)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1964
    Stanley Kunitz Prize 1983 for Monolithos
    Lannan Literary Award for Poetry (1994)
    National Book Critics Circle Award 2005 for Refusing Heaven

Author of books:
Views of Jeopardy (1962, poetry)
Monolithos: Poems, 1962 and 1982 (1982, poetry)
The Great Fires: Poems, 1982-1992 (1994, poetry)
Refusing Heaven (2005, poetry)
Tough Heaven: Poems of Pittsburgh (2006, poetry)
Transgressions: Selected Poems (2006, poetry)
The Dance Most of All (2009, poetry)
Collected Poems (2012, poetry)

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