William Packard

September 2, 1933 - November 3, 2002

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William Packard, esteemed poet, playwright, novelist, editor, and founder of The New York Quarterly, an influential national poetry magazine, died of natural causes in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, November 3. He was 69.

William Packard was born September 2, 1933 and was raised in New York. A graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a degree in Philosophy and studied under the renowned poet and critic Yvor Winters, Mr. Packard was a presence in the literary circles of the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950’s and 60’s — circles that included such notables    


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Books in Print

The Art of the Playwright

Thunder's Mouth Press, 1997
214 Pages   

Collected Poems

iUniverse, 2000
228 Pages   

The Art of Screenwriting

Da Capo Press, 2001
224 Pages   

The Poet's Dictionary

HarperCollins, 1994
240 Pages   

The Art of Poetry Writing

St. Martin's Press, 1992
240 Pages