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Daryl Hine
(February 24, 1936 - August 20, 2012) Canada

Daryl Hine

Poet

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Born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He was the adopted son of Robert Fraser and Elsie James Hine. Daryl attended McGill University in Montréal before moving to the USA in 1967 where he has lived ever since. He traveled widely in Europe before going to the University of Chicago in 1967. Besides his poetry, he also wrote a novel and a travel account.

He taught Classics at the University of Chicago for several years, and both classics and Catholicism helped him deal with his sexuality. In 1975 he came out with an autobiography of his early years in verse, In & Out, which articulated his homosexuality and the difficulties he had in dealing with that.

Since 1975 his poetry has dealt more explicitly with the issue of growing up gay in the 1940s and 1950s.

Following the death of his partner of more than 30 years, the philosopher Samuel Todes, Hine lived in semi-retirement in Evanston, Illinois. Hine died of complications of a blood disorder, at the age of 76.

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excerpts from: Gabriele Griffin, Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay and Writing, Routledge, London, 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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