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Carl Rakosi

  • German poet
  • Born November 6, 1903
  • Died June 24, 2004

Carl Rakosi (November 6, 1903 – June 25, 2004) was the last surviving member of the original group of poets who were given the rubric Objectivist. He was still publishing and performing his poetry well into his 90s.


I fell in love with social work, and that was my undoing as a poet.




Friends are not made, but recognized.




At the time, there were very few foreign names in the press and they were all factory workers. I thought I'd never get a job at a university with a foreign name.



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