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Zukofsky, Louis (1904-1978) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Zukofsky, Louis (1904-1978)

Historical Note:

1904      Born January 23, New York, NY

1920      Poems first appeared in print

1924      M.A. degree, Columbia University

1927      Friendship with Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams began; began writing "A"

1930      Travelled in France, Hungary & Italy

1930-1931 Taught at University of Wisconsin

1934      Le Style Apollinaire (with Rene Taupin) published

1939      Married Celia Thaew, August 30

1947      Visiting assistant professor, Colgate University

1947-1966 Taught at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, NY

1958      Poet in residence, San Francisco State College

1959      "A" 1-12 published

1965      First complete American edition of his poetry

1966      Retired from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

1968      Translated Catallus Fragmenta (with Celia Zukofsky, music by Paul Zukofsky)

1969      Translated Catallus (with Celia Zukofsky)

1978      Died May 12, Port Jefferson, NY

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