Arthur Gregor was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1923. He is the author of 11 books of poetry, including Octavian Shooting Targets (1954), Figure in the Door (1968), and That Other Side of Things (2001). After moving to the United States to escape World War II, he spent many years working as an engineer before becoming an editor at the Macmillan Company. His first poems were published in Poetry magazine in 1947, for which he received the First Appearance Prize. He founded the department of creative writing and publishing studies at Hofstra University, where he was poet in residence from 1986 to 1995. Gregor died in 2013.
Audio Recordings with Arthur Gregor
- Arthur Gregor reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Feb. 17, 1972.