Robert Creeley

1926 (Arlington, Mass.) – 2005 (Odessa, Tex.)

Creeley met Koch at Harvard, and wrote to Pound, Williams and Zukofsky for contributions to a magazine (they all became friends and influences). He and Olson corresponded daily for four years before meeting (Olson then invited him to teach at Black Mountain). He met Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Snyder and Rexroth when he moved to California, and Levertov in Provence. Pollock was a friend. He typed out ‘Howl’ for Ginsberg, met de Kooning regularly at the Cedar bar in New York, and collaborated with Dine, Katz and Chamberlain. Ashbery, Myles and Baraka were all good friends.