David Antin

David Antin

New York City, New York
David Antin
New York City, New York
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David Antin (born in New York City, February 1, 1932) is an American poet, critic and performance artist.

Antin earned his B.A. from City College of New York in 1955 and his M.A. from New York University in 1966. He spent the first ten years of his career (1955-1964) as a translator of both scientific texts and fiction. By the late 1950s he had ...
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