Carroll, Jim

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Poet, writer, musician, and actor Jim Carroll was born August 1, 1950, in New York City. By the time he was eighteen years old, Carroll had established a reputation as an emerging poet. Most of his writing is autobiographical, describing life in New York, friends, and his ten-year heroin addiction. Carroll’s poetry collections include Organic Trains (1967), Four Ups and One Down (1970), Living at the Movies (1973), and The Book of Nods (1986). His nonfiction includes The Basketball Diaries (1978), which was adapted for film in 1995, and Forced Entries: the Downtown Diaries, 1971–73 (1987). In addition, he released four records with The Jim Carroll Band and several spoken-word recordings.

"Jim Carroll." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). (accessed October 2005).

From the guide to the Jim Carroll poems, 1969–1970, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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referencedIn Larry Fagin Papers., n.d., 1958-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Papers relating to Blind Date and New Blind Date, 1979-2005, 1987-1998 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Birth 1950-08-01

Death 2009-09-11





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