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Michael Horovitz

(b. 1935)

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(1935– ),

poet, performance artist, and editor, born in Frankfurt. He emigrated to England with his family as a child, and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. He was one of the earliest British exponents of the counter‐culture and Beat Generation, editing important anthologies of new work for New Departures including Children of Albion: Poetry of the ‘Underground’ (1969), organizing many poetry readings and events (including the celebrated poetry festival at the Royal Albert Hall in June 1965), and encouraging many young poets, whose work appears in Grandchildren of Albion (1997).

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