Jack Hirschman

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Jack Hirschman (December 13, 1933 – August 22, 2021) was an American Marxist poet, essayist and social activist. He wrote more than 100 volumes of poetry and essays.[1][2] He was born in New York City.

In 2006, Hirschman was made Poet Laureate of San Francisco by Mayor Gavin Newsom.[3]

His best known poetry volumes were A Correspondence of Americans (Indiana U. Press, 1960), Black Alephs (Trigram Press, 1969), Lyripol (City Lights, 1976), The Bottom Line (Curbstone, 1988), and Endless Threshold (Curbstone, 1992).

Hirschman suddenly died at his home in San Francisco on August 22, 2021, aged 87.[4] He died a few minutes before the start of his speaking in the last of a regular online interview as the World Poetry Movement coordinator board.[4][5]

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  1. Whiting, Sam (22 Aug 2021). "Jack Hirschman, Marxist poet and North Beach fixture dies at 87". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  2. Weiss, Mike (20 March 2000). "Dean of SF Marxist poetry Jack Hirschman is lauded abroad unknown at home". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  3. "Keeping pols on their toes". Newsday. 10 June 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bartlett, Amanda (22 August 2021). "Famed San Francisco poet and activist Jack Hirschman dies, reports group he co-founded". SF Gate. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  5. Behramoglu, Ataol. "World Poetry Loses a Great Master". World Poetry Movement. Retrieved 22 August 2021.