Dick Gallup

Poet

N/A
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 
415-550-0638

Author's Bio

Richard John Gallup founded a small literary magazine, the White Dove Review, with friends Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard while in high school. The journal published work from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and Robert Creeley. In the 1960s and 1970s, Gallup was an important figure in the New York School of poets, publishing collections of his poetry and a play. He was a mainstay in the St. Mark’s Poetry Project community, where he taught a workshop and gave numerous readings. Gallup also taught poetry for two years at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he served as interim director. Gallup was the author of several books, including Hinges (Ted Berrigan’s C Press, 1965), The Bingo (Peter Schjeldahl’s Mother Press, 1966), and Where I Hang My Hat (Harper & Row, 1970). He died at the age of seventy-nine on January 27, 2021, in San Francisco.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Plumbing the Depths of Folly (Smithereens Press, 1983)
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Where I Hang My Hat (Harper & Row, 1967)

More Information

Born in: 
Greenfield, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma
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Last update: Apr 15, 2021