Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Thursday, October 8th, 1998
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Thom Gunn

Thom Gunn was born in 1929 in Britain, and raised in wartime London. He completed two years of National Service in the British army and later received a degree at Cambridge University. His first book, Fighting Terms, was published in 1954, consisting of poems he had written as an undergraduate. The same year he became a graduate student at Stanford, and later started teaching at Berkeley, where he is a Senior Lecturer in English. He has lived in San Francisco since 1961. His most recent book, The Man With Night Sweats, centers on street people and people with AIDS. Thom Gunn is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.