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McCarthy, Jack, 1939-2013

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1939 - 2013

John (Xavier) McCarthy was born on May 23, 1939 in South Boston, MA. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967. McCarthy began writing poetry in the 1960s. However, he was not able to make a living writing poetry and so, after a brief stint of teaching at Mt. Herman Academy, began a career as an information technologist, working with banks and insurance companies. In 1993, he began his career as a "slam" poet participating in competitions and teaching workshops. In 1999, McCarthy was named best stand up poet in the "Boston Phoenix" Best Poll and in 2007, he was the winner in the Haiku category at the Individual World Poetry Slam. McCarthy died on January 17, 2013.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Box: 2, undated

MS-1348: Jack McCarthy papers
 Box: 2
Scope and Contents Contains unidentified and unsigned pages of a manuscript by Jack McCarthy, carbon copies.

Jack McCarthy papers

MS-1348
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1348
Overview Jack McCarthy (1939-2013), poet. Dartmouth College Class of 1967. The collection contains manuscripts and published booklets of McCarthy's poems, as well as correspondence, notes, flyers, clippings, VHS tapes and CD's with readings of his poems.