Dick Gallup


San Francisco, CA 94114

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

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

More Information

Born in: 
Greenfield, MA
Raised in: 
Tulsa, OK
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: Apr 15, 2021