Perkoff, Stuart Z.

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Perkoff was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1930; spent time in New York and then on the west coast before establishing himself in Venice, California; as one of the poets of the Beat era, Perkoff's books included: Suicide Room (1956), Eat the Earth (1971), Kowboy Pomes (1973), and Alphabet (1973); was arrested on a drug charge in 1968 and released from prison in 1971; after trying to establish a bookstore in Northern California, he returned to Venice in 1973; died of cancer in 1974.

From the guide to the Stuart Z. Perkoff Papers, ca. 1952-1974, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Perkoff was born in St. Louis, MO, in 1930; spent time in NY and then on the west coast before establishing himself in Venice, CA; as one of the poets of the Beat era, Perkoff's books included: Suicide room (1956), Eat the earth (1971), Kowboy Pomes (1973), and Alphabet (1973); was arrested on a drug charge in 1968 and released from prison in 1971; after trying to establish a bookstore in Northern Calif., he returned to Venice in 1973; died of cancer in 1974.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1952-1974. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38514618

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creatorOf Ansen, Alan. Collection of literary manuscripts, [ca.1953-1960]. State Library of Ohio
referencedIn (Everett) Leroi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) Papers, 1957-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Philomene Long Papers, ca. 1974-1993 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
creatorOf General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Wallace Berman, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979) Archives of American Art
creatorOf Perkoff, Stuart Z. Some aspects of prison : typescript, 1968 February 15-16 / Stuart Z. Perkoff. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Stuart Z. Perkoff Papers, ca. 1952-1974 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Alexander, Bob, 1923-1987. Bob Alexander papers, 1960-1987. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976. Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979). Archives of American Art
referencedIn General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Ann Charters Papers., 1966-1982. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Morris, James Ryan, 1933-. Papers, 1959-1978. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Long, Philomene. Papers, ca. 1974-1993. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Perkoff, Stuart Z. Papers, ca. 1952-1974. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Morris, James Ryan, 1933-. James Ryan Morris papers, 1959-1978. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Diane Di Prima Papers, 1948-1971 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ansen, Alan. Collection of literary manuscripts from Measure, [ca. 1953-ca. 1960]. Ohio State University Libraries
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associatedWith Alexander, Bob, 1923-1987. person
associatedWith Alexander, Robert, 1923-1987. person
associatedWith Allmond, Marcus Blakey, 1851-1909 person
associatedWith Andros, R. S. S., (Richard Salter Storrs), 1817-1868 person
associatedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 person
associatedWith Baraka, Amiri, 1934- person
associatedWith Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976. person
associatedWith Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951 person
associatedWith Charters, Ann. person
associatedWith Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 person
associatedWith Davie, Donald person
associatedWith Di Prima, Diane, Archives person
associatedWith Eliot, T. S., (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928 person
associatedWith Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935 person
associatedWith Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698 person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 person
associatedWith Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931 person
associatedWith Lofting, Hugh, 1886-1947 person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Long, Philomene person
associatedWith Long, Philomene. person
associatedWith Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846-1916 person
associatedWith Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949 person
associatedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 person
associatedWith Morris, James Ryan, 1933- person
associatedWith Norris, Frank, 1870-1902 person
associatedWith Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922 person
associatedWith Porter, Cole, 1891-1964 person
associatedWith Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872 person
associatedWith Rios, Frank T., person
associatedWith Roberts, Charles George Douglas, Sir, 1860-1943 person
associatedWith Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946 person
associatedWith Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 person
associatedWith Saltus, Edgar, 1855-1921 person
associatedWith Sherman, Frank Dempster, 1860-1916 person
associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 person
associatedWith Vale, Eugene person
associatedWith Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933 person
associatedWith Wallace Berman person
associatedWith Weismiller, Edward Ronald, 1915- person
associatedWith Wells, Carolyn, d. 1942 person
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California--Los Angeles
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Poets, American--Archival resources
Beat generation--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
Beat generation--Archival resources
American poetry--20th century
Authors, American--19th century--Archival resources
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Poets, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
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Birth 1930-07-29

Death 1974-06-14

Active 1907

Active 1979

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