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Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004), poet, artist, and composer, authored more than two dozen poetry books and has been anthologized in over 90 collections. Educated at the University of Chicago and Brooklyn College, Mac Low lectured and taught creative writing for decades at institutions across the country including the SUNYs and the Naropa Institute in Colorado.
The first literary editor of Fluxus, Mac Low collaborated with members like John Cage and participated in sound poetry and Fluxus festivals. With wife Anne Tardos, Mac Low collaborated in painting and multimedia performance and exhibited visual work internationally. He received numerous honors including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1979), PEN (1974, 1982), Guggenheim Foundation (1985), Fulbright Foundation (1986), and others. Author of hundreds of articles, Mac Low read, exhibited, and performed his creative work in the U.S. and abroad. Among his later titles are 20 Forties (1999), Struggle Through (2001), and Les Quarantains (2001).