Larry Fagin

born in Far Rockaway, New York City, he grew up in New York, Hollywood, and Europe.  He received a B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1960 and in 1962 joined the Jack Spicer circle of poets in San Francisco, where he also was friends with Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, and Robert Duncan.  He began publishing the Adventures in Poetry magazine (4 volumes, March 1968–Summer 1969) and chapbooks (1970–1976).  In 1975 he founded Danspace with Barbara Dilley and was its artistic director through 1980.  He taught writing for many summers at Naropa Institute’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, as well as at the New School University.  Since 2000 he has edited and published Sal Mimeo magazine and continues to teach privately.  Selected bibliography includes, Parade of the Caterpillars (Angel Hair, 1968); Twelve Poems (Angel Hair, 1972); Landscape, with George Schneeman (Angel Hair, 1972); Rhymes of a Jerk (Kulchur Foundation, 1974); Seven Poems (Big Sky, 1976); Poems Larry Fagin Drawings Richard Tuttle (Topia Press, 1977); and I’ll Be Seeing You: Selected Poems (Full Court Press, 1978).