Steve Kowit

Born in Brooklyn in 1938, Kowit was active in the poetry-reading coffee houses of the Lower East Side and studied poetry with Ned O’Gorman at Brooklyn College, Stanley Kunitz at the 92nd Street Y, and with Robert Lowell at the New School for Social Research.

After Judith Moore's death in 2006, Kowit took over the weekly poetry column.

A story Kowit wrote for the Reader from the early print archives:

Apr. 29, 1976 Uncle Sam doesn't love you any more... (U.S servicemen trying to get out of the military)

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