7th January, 1932
Allen Grossman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1932. He was a noted American poet, critic and professor. Grossman was educated at Harvard University, graduating with an MA in 1956 after several interruptions. He went on to receive a PhD from Brandeis University in 1960, where he remained a professor until 1991. He continued to write after his retirement from teaching. The event culminated with a reading by Grossman of poetry from his latest book of poems, Descartes' Loneliness. Grossman died of complications from Alzheimer's at a nursing home in Chelsea, Mass. on June 27, 2014.He was 82.