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Bob Holman

Bob Holman, American poet.


  • Holman, Bob was born on March 10, 1948 in LaFollette, Tennessee, United States. Son of R. Merwin Holman and Sally Ruth Schoenbachler.

  • Education

    • AB, Columbia University, 1970. Student, St. Marks Poetry Project, New York City, 1980.


    • Co-director The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York City, 1989-1996. Creator, producer The United States Poetry, 1991-1996. Teacher The New School, 1993-1995.

      Founder Mouth Almighty Records, 1995-1998. Guide The Mining Company, since 1996. Producer The World of Poetry, since 1997.

      Professor Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, since 1998. Slammaster Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York City, 1989-1996. Board directors A Gathering of Tribes, New York City, Poets House, New York City.


    • Bob Holman's the Collect Call of the Wild
    • Widely known as "the people's poet," Holman's mission is to set poetry free, to empower the public with language--to make poetry as natural a use for language as ordering a pizza.
    • Author: The Collect Call of the Wild, 1995 (Next Magazines Drop Kick in the NEXT Millenium award 1995). Co-editor: ALOUD! Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 1994 (American Book award 1994). Poet (Civil Defense) In With the Out Crowd, 1998.


    • Married Elizabeth Murray, October 22, 1982. Children: Dakota Sunseri, Sophia Murray Holman, Daisy Sally Murray Holman.
    Bob Holman
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    Born March 10, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1970
      Columbia University
    • 1980
      St. Marks Poetry Project
    • 1989 - 1996
      Co-director The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
    • 1991 - 1996
    • 1993 - 1995
      teacher, The New School
    • 1995 - 1998
      founder Mouth Almighty Records
    • 1996
      guide The Mining Company
    • 1997
      producer The World of Poetry
    • 1998
      professor, Bard College
      New York, United States
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