Poet, playwright and author Gregory Corso was a leading writer of the "Beat" movement of the 1950s and early 60s. Corso was the last survivor of the tribunal spearhead of the movement consisting of himself, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. His life begain in New York City to Italian immigrant parents. He was abandoned by his mother before he was a year old and he would spend the remainder of his childhood in and out of orphanages, institutions and foster homes. After his father remarried he brought his son home only to watch as he got into trouble with the law and ended up in prison for several years on a theft charge. While in prison he became an avid reader of all poetry in the library and after leaving Corso's diverse career adventures included writing for the Los Angeles Examiner and a stint as a merchant seaman. He would go on to write "The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems" "The Happy Birthday of Death", "Long Live Man", "Eligaic Feelings American" and "Mindfield" amoung many others. Gregory Nunzio Corso died after battling prostate cancer on January 17th, 2001 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.
Bio by: Lisa