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The page of Castro, Michael, English biography

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Castro, Michael


Born in New York City on July 28, 1945, Michael Castro began to think of himself as a writer doing "creative paragraph" assignments for his fourth grade teacher at P.S. 98. He did not start writing poetry until he was in his twenties, however, and had moved to St. Louis to do graduate work at Washington University. In the late sixties, Castro became active as a performance artist, before that term was in vogue, often collaborating with experimental musicians, which he still does periodically, recording two albums in recent years with The Fred Tompkins Poetry & Music Ensemble. Along with readings and performances, he gradually began publishing his work in literary magazines and books. He has published six books of poems and his poems, essays, and translations have appeared in more than one hundred magazines and numerous anthologies…

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