SPECIAL THANKS TO
POETRY SANTA CRUZ
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
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.
in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
article in the Arts section of The New York Times.