American poet, professor, and literary critic known for Prefabrications and greater than a dozen various other poetry collections. Also a publisher, she set up the Berkeley Poetry Review within the middle-1970s. She started suffering in years as a child from a degenerative type of arthritis; even so, she could attend both College or university of California-Los Angeles as well as the College or university of California-Berkeley. She was the initial female professor to get academic tenure on the College or university of California-Berkeley’s British Department. She shifted with her family members from Chicago to LA when she was a young lady. She helped Allen Ginsberg look for a publisher for Howl, his Defeat generation masterpiece.