Thom Gunn

Poet, Author

1929 – 2004

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Who was Thom Gunn?

Thom Gunn, born Thomson William Gunn, was an Anglo-American poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style. After relocating from England to San Francisco, Gunn wrote about gay-related topics—particularly in his most famous work, The Man With Night Sweats in 1992—as well as drug use, sex, and his bohemian lifestyle. He won major literary awards.

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Born
Aug 29, 1929
Gravesend
Also known as
  • Thomson William Gunn
Parents
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
    English Literature
    (1950 - 1953)
  • University College School
Lived in
  • Gravesend
    (1929/08/29 - )
  • Haight-Ashbury
    (1960 - 2004/04/25)
Died
Apr 25, 2004
Haight-Ashbury

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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