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Don Paul
Don Paul [USA] Author, Poet & Peace Activist
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Don Paul

Don Paul

Don Paul is the author of more than 20 books, including four novels and four books of poems, and
the leader or producer of more than 20 albums. He was the youngest winners of Stegner Fellowship in
Creative Writing
at Stanford University, age 20 in 1971, following Evan S. Connell Jr., Tillie Olsen,
Ken Kesey, and Larry McMurtry and preceding Raymond Carver, Tobias Wolff and ZZ Packer. He
held the World Best for running 50 kilometers between 1982 and 1994 and qualified for the 1980 and
1988 U. S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trial.

In the year 2000 Don Paul co-founded Housing Is a Human Right to work particularly with low income
residents of San Francisco's Bay View Hunter's Point district. Since January 2006 he's lived in
New Orleans and worked with the organizations Common Ground Relief and Rebuild Green and restore Wesley
United toward recovery for natives in southeast Louisiana.

Don Paul's writing and/or music has been praised by John Aldridge, Jeannette Armstrong, Amby
Burfoot, Malcolm Cowley, the Detroit Metro News, Factsheet Five, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Matt Gonzalez,
Chuck Kinder, Tille Olsen, Michael Rogers, Derk Richardson, David Rubien, Wanda Sabir, the San
Francisco Bay Guardian, Sound Choice, John Unterecker, and many more.

In 2009 Don Paul performed at the World Poetry Festival in Caracas, Venezuela, the University
of California at Davis, the World Beat Center in San Diego, and Frey Vineyards in northern California.

Katrina Frey wrote: 'Don Paul gave a wonderfully unique and moving performance at Frey Vineyards
in Northern California in June of 2009 .... Paul is a gifted poet whose language is organic, direct and
accessible.'



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