John Malcolm Brinnin was born in 1916 in Nova Scotia and grew up in Michigan. He was an American poet, literary critic, and memoirist; of his 13 published books, he is best known for Dylan Thomas in America (1955), The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and Her World (1959), and Skin Diving in the Virgins, and Other Poems (1970). He taught at Boston University, Vassar College, the University of Connecticut, and Harvard University. Brinnin died in Key West in 1998.
Audio Recording with John Malcom Brinnin
- John Malcolm Brinnin and Daniel Hoffman reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Mar. 2, 1970.