George Hitchcock Dies at Age 96

George Hitchcock died late Friday, August 27.  As a writer he published twelve books of poems, seven plays and two collections of short stories.  He is best known for editing kayak magazine from 1964 to 1984 and Kayak Press, helping to establish some of the most important poets of his time.  He taught at experimental College V at UCSC for nineteen years.  In his retirement he established the George Hitchcock Fund in order to support poetry on the campus.  You can read a tribute to George Hitchcock by Morton Marcus on the Poetry Daily website.  You can download an essay about him by Robert McDowell.  Read Stephen Kessler’s article on  Read Wallace Baine’s article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.  Read the article in the Arts section of The New York Times.