Ron Loewinsohn

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Ron Loewinsohn (born 1937 in the Philippines) is an American poet and novelist.

He emigrated to the United States with his family in 1945, and lived briefly in Los Angeles and the Bronx before settling in San Francisco in the 1950s. He attended the University of California Berkeley and received a PhD from Harvard.

Trout Fishing in America is dedicated to Loewinsohn and poet Jack Spicer.


  • Watermelons, New York: Totem Press, 1959. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg, prefatory letter by William Carlos Williams.
  • The World of the Lie, San Francisco: Change Press, 1963.
  • Against the Silences to Come. Writing, No. 4, Four Seasons Foundation, San Francisco, 1965. 8 pp.
  • L'autre, Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1967.
  • The Step, Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1968.
  • Meat Air: Poems 1957-1969, New York: Harcourt Brace, 1970.
  • Goat Dances, Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1976
  • Magnetic Field(s), New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
  • Where All the Ladders Start, New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.

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