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Ted Pearson

Ted Pearson (born 1948 in Palo Alto, California) is an American poet. He is often associated with the Language poets. Pearson was born in 1948 in Palo Alto, California. He began studying liturgical music in 1960, instrumental music in 1962 (with Harvey Samuels, Lee Konitz, Modesto Briseno, and others), and began writing poetry in 1964 after Paul Desmond gave him a copy of Robert Creeley's For Love. He subsequently attended VanderCook College of Music (Chicago), Foothill College (Los Altos Hills...See more