Jack Hirschman (1933-2021)

Jack Hirschman (1933-2021

Sad news we’re hearing today – the death of poet Jack Hirschman (aged 87)

He died suddenly today at his home in San Francisco, a few minutes before the start of a planned on-line interview with the World Poetry Movement

“..in these times of globalized hatreds, white supremacy, anti-Asian narrowness due to Covid-19, and anti-Black and anti-Brown bigotry rampant from Africa to South America, a poem is the most magnificent expression of sincere honesty against the fascisms of our time”

Hirschman took the position earlier this year as WPM’s General Coordinator.
(See “The Poetic Word” – his WPM statement –  here)

The World Poetry Movement announcement of his passing is here (“World Poetry Loses A Great Master”)

Here’s the posting we made on Jack (back in 2013) on the occasion of his 80th birthday

We send our deepest condolences and sympathies to all his many friends and loved ones (around the world), and in particular, his beloved, and long-time partner, poet, Agneta Falk Hirschman

Rest in Peace Jack – Rest in Power

Here’s Amanda Bartlett in SF Gate  & Sam Whiting’s obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle

Stuart Schuffman (“Broke-Ass Stuart)’s memorial

Ben Trefny – KALW

Jewish News of Northern California

two brief notices from England – from Kevin Ring and Simon Warner

in ItaliaMarina Gersony – in Bet Magazine Mosaico   Giampiero Marras – in L’Union Sarda,  Matteo Persivale – in Corriere Della Sera

Here’s his obit in La Repubblica

Rocio Macias – El Capitlino (Mexico)

in Calabria

in Turkey

Here’s Michael S Hennessey on PennSound Daily  (and see their  Jack Hirschman page also)

More to follow.

Just coming to terms with the news.

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