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Ed Sanders

Ed Sanders was born in 1939 in Kansas City. After graduating from high school Sanders and his friend said goodbye to everyone: “We are going to New York to become poets”.

In New York City’s Greenwich Village he hung out on the edge of the Beat scene preparing himself unwittingly for the important role that he would assume in American literary life: providing a bridge between Beatnik and Hippie generations. A brief jail stay for his 1961 protest of nuclear proliferation yielded Sanders‘ first major Poem from Jail. Sanders also became well-known as a founder and a leading force of a satirical, literate-tone folk rock band the Fugs which performed at Vietnam War protests nationwide.

In 1988 he won American Award for Literature for his collection of poems Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century: Selected Poems 1961-1985. His journalism has appeared in The Village Voice and The New York Times, and he lectures widely on Investigative Poetry. He published a book in 2014, called A Book of Glyphs. Another popular book he has published was The Family, in 1990.

Ed Sanders lives in Woodstock, New York.

Ed Sanders by Beth Blis, NPR

Ed Sanders, Author Of Manson Family Biography, To Sell Massive Archive

22.06.2016 Interviews

Sanders wrote the definitive book on the Manson Family ("The Family"). He's currently working on a book about Robert Kennedy. He's decided to sell the assembled work on which he's based his research.

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Ed Sanders

History in Verse

13.02.2008 Articles

America, a History in Verse, Volumes 1-5, The 20th Century, Has been Completed

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Chicago 7

1968: Chicago 7 Trial

09.01.2008 1968

Testimony of Ed Sanders

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Ed Sanders

Long Live the Future

28.11.2007 Readings

The Dream of '68

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