Ball, Gordon

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BALL, Gordon

BALL, Gordon. American, b. 1944. Genres: Adult non-fiction. Career: Apprentice to filmmaker Jonas Mekas, mid-1960s; manager, Allen Ginsberg's farm, 1968-1971; Old Dominion University, literature professor, 1981-85; Wasedo, Sophia, and Rikkyo Universities, Fulbright specialist lecturer in American Literature, 1983-84; Tougaloo College, professor, 1985-89; Virginia Military Institute, professor, 1989-. Taught in Poznan, Poland, 1986, 1988; worked with poet Allen Ginsberg on variety of projects; Independent filmmaker and photographer. Publications: '66 Frames: A Memoir, 1999. EDITOR: Allen Verbatim: Lectures on Poetry, Politics, and Consciousness, 1974; (and contrib with J.H. Richards) An Introduction to Film Criticism: Prepared for English 42 and Christopher Brookhouse and Howard Harper, 3rd ed, 1977; Allen Ginsberg, Journals: Early Fifties, Early Sixties, 1977; Allen Ginsberg, Journals Mid-fifties, 1954-1958, 1995. Contributed photographs to books and magazines. Address: Department of English and Fine Arts, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]