Robert Creeley

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Robert Creeley (born May 21, 1926 in Arlington , Massachusetts , † March 30, 2005 in Odessa , Texas ) was an American poet and author of more than 60 books. He is usually assigned to the Black Mountain poets , although his interpretation technique differed from the representatives of this school. He was friends with Charles Olson , Robert Duncan , Allen Ginsberg and John Wieners .

Robert Creeley and Allan Graham while shooting "Add-Verse" (2004), photo by Gloria Graham

He teaches in Buffalo ( New York ) for many years . He lived in Waldoboro ( Maine ), Buffalo and Providence ( Rhode Iceland ), where he attended the Brown University taught. He received the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Creeley was born in Arlington, Massachusetts. From 1943 he attended Harvard , but interrupted his studies to serve in the American Field Service in Burma and India 1944-5. He returned to Harvard in 1946, but received his bachelor's degree from Black Mountain College in 1955 . He received his master's degree from the University of New Mexico in 1960 . He began his academic career by teaching for two semesters at Black Mountain College, teaching at various universities and eventually becoming professor of English literature at Black Mountain II in 1967. H. at the State University of New York at Buffalo .


  • The Immoral Proposition . Jonathan Williams, Karlsruhe- Durlach 1953.
  • Mister Blue. Sixteen stories. Translated by Klaus Reichert . Insel, Frankfurt 1964.
  • The island . Novel. Insel, Frankfurt 1965. Translator Ernst Jandl .
  • Poems. Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main 1967, edition suhrkamp 227, American and German - translated and provided with an afterword by Klaus Reichert
  • Poems. Berlin, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, 1984. LCB 75. American and German - translated by Michael Mundhenk .
  • Poems. From the American by Klaus Reichert. Residence, Salzburg 1988. 343 pp
  • Mable. A story . Residence, Salzburg 1989. Translated by: Erwin Einzinger.
  • The gold diggers. Stories. From the American by Klaus Reichert. Residence, Salzburg 1992
  • Hello. A travel journal. February 29 - May 3, 1976. Droschl, Graz 1992. Poems, bilingual. Translator: Wilfried Prantner
  • Autobiography . Residence, Salzburg 1993.
  • Window. New poems. From the American by Klaus Reichert. Residence, Salzburg 1997
  • Everything it means forever. Poems. From the American by Mirko Bonné. Jung and Jung, Salzburg and Vienna 2006.



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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Members: Robert Creeley. American Academy of Arts and Letters, accessed February 24, 2019 .
  2. Book of Members 1780 – present, Chapter C. (PDF; 1.3 MB) In: American Academy of Arts and Sciences ( Retrieved February 24, 2019 .