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Etheridge Knight

Etheridge KnightBorn: 19-Apr-1931
Birthplace: Corinth, MS
Died: 10-Mar-1991
Location of death: Indianapolis, IN
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Poems from Prison

Military service: US Army (medical technician, Korean War, 1947-57)

Wife: Sonia Sanchez (poet, m. 1968)

    High School: (dropout)
    University: BA American Poetry, Martin Center University, Indianapolis (1990)

    Robbery 1960 (imprisoned 8 years)
    NEA Fellowship 1972
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1974
    Shrapnel Injury
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Author of books:
Poems from Prison (1968, poetry)
Belly Song and Other Poems (1973, poetry)
Born of a Woman (1980, poetry)
The Essential Etheridge Knight (1986)

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