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teacher , poet

Michael Steven Harper, American poet and teacher, regarded as one of the foremost poets of his generation.


Harper was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Mar. 18, 1938.



After studying at California State University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, he taught in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Portland, Oregon, and at the University of Illinois, before becoming director of the program in creative writing at Brown University.


  • book

    • Contemporary Literary Criticism

  • book of poetry

    • Dear John, Dear Coltrane

  • photography book

    • History as Apple Tree

  • poetry

    • Dear John, Dear Coltrane

    • Healing Song for the Inner Ear

  • song

    • I Want a Witness


  • Music & Bands

    Jazz, blues