Frederick Eckman

Frederick Eckman (27 Oct 1924 - 28 Oct 1996), Ohio poet, editor, educator. Neo-beatnik. Deceased. [google]

Author of several poetry collections including Sandusky & Back and the 1958 chapbook Cobras and cockle shells: modes in recent poetry.

His work was posthumously collected in Over West: Selected Writings of Frederick Eckman, with Commentaries and Appreciations (National Poetry Foundation 1999). [GoodReads]

Bio page online at The Frederick W. Eckman Collection, MS775, part of the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University.

Son, Tom Eckman (also a poet), and his infant daughter were both among Charles Whitman’s victims during the sniper attack at the University of Austin on Aug 1, 1966. [pdf] [html]

First published on February 26th, 2009 at 4:42 pm (EST) and last modified on October 18th, 2011 at 8:45 am (EST).