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composer , writer , poet

Jackson Mac Low, American Poet, composer, writer.


Low, Jackson Mac was born on September 12, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Jackson and Fannie (Baskin) Mac Low.


Associate of Arts, University of Chicago, 1941; Bachelor of Arts in Classical Greek cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1958.


Instructor, New York University, American Language Institute, 1966-1973; instructor English, Mannes College of Music, New York City, 1966; short-term residencies, since 1966; poet, composer, writer, performer, freelance editor, teacher, New York City, since 1973; instructor, State University of New York, Albany, 1984; instructor, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1989; instructor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1989, 97; instructor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1989; instructor, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, 1975, 91, 94; instructor, Schule für Dichtung in Wien, Vienna, Austria, 1992, 93; instructor, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 1994; instructor, Brown U., Providence, 1994; Regents' lecturer, University of California, San Diego, 1990; instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1997. Multimedia performances, concerts and readings, since 1960. Multimedia performance artist with Anne Tardos, since 1979, including FluxusVirus, Cologne, 1992, Flux Attitudes, New Museum, New York, 1992, Days of Silence, Warsaw, 1993, Rolywholyover A Circus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1993, Fluxus Vivus, Arts Club, Chicago, 1993, Miami-Dade Community College, 1993.

Verbal music performance artist with Pauline Oliveros, 1995.



Married Iris Lezak, February 3, 1962 (divorced October 19, 1973). Children: Mordecai-Mark, Clarinda. Married Anne Tardos, January 20, 1990.

Jackson Low

Fannie (Baskin) Mac Low

Iris Lezak

Anne Tardos

Mordecai-Mark Low

Clarinda Low