Stuart Z. Perkoff (1930-1973) was a Beat era poet living in Venice, California. The collection consists of his manuscripts
and 46 handwritten journals.
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.
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
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