Paul Blackburn (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

About Paul Blackburn

American poet whose works include The Dissolving Fabric and The Cities. Also a translator, he published English versions of the works of Julio Cortazar, Octavio Paz, and Federico Garcia Lorca.

Before Fame

He started writing poetry during his teenage years. He later attended New York University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


He worked briefly as the poetry editor of The Nation.

Family Life

His three marriages — to Winifred Grey McCarthy, Sara Golden, and Joan Diane Miller — produced one child. Blackburn died of esophageal cancer at the young age of forty-four.


During his time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Blackburn began corresponding with poet Ezra Pound.

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