Nicholas Anthony Virgilio was born in Camden, NJ, on June 28, 1928. Before becoming widely known as a poet, "Nickaphonic Nick" worked with Philadelphia's Jerry Blavat as a disc jockey. Following a devastating love affair in Texas, he turned to poetry, a field in which he became internationaly recognized. He was a member of Camden's Sacred Heart Church and helped to found the Walt Whitman Center for the Arts and Humanities (now the Walt Whitman Arts Center). He died on January 3, 1989 and is buried at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden.
Featured Poet: Nicholas A. Virgilio (Simply Haiku, Spring 2009)
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