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Jim Dine

My Poetry Biography, by Jim Dine, 2014: I was born in 1935. The real story is that I didn't meet poetry till I was 19 when my sculpture professor, Dave Hosteller, at Ohio University, played Dylan Thomas reading his poems an a Caedmon "LP" record. He also gave me Under Milk Wood (Thomas's radio play) to listen to. During my early 20s, I made performances in New York with colleagues in the "downtown" art world. My most elaborate work, called Car Crash , was a cacophony of sounds and words spoken...See more