Contains correspondence, manuscripts of his poetry, prose, and plays, notebooks and personal papers, and a few of his drawings.
Jack Micheline, né Harvey Martin Silver, was born in the Bronx in 1929. He quit high school and ran away from home at the
age of 16, and at 17 joined the army. In 1949 he went to Israel and worked on a kibbutz in the Negev, and from 1950 to 1957
traveled throughout the United States, working odd jobs to support himself. His first poem was published in the American Friends Service Committee Newsletter in 1954. Moving to Greenwich Village, he became identified with the Beat Poets, although he himself disputes the tag, as well
as that of "street poet." In 1957 he won the Revolt in Literature Award at the Half Note Club in the East Village. His first
collection, River of Red Wine, was published in 1958.
Number of containers: 3 boxes, 5 cartons
Linear feet: 7.5
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