Robert Hershon (1936 – ) was born and raised in Brooklyn, and educated at New York University, where he majored in journalism. Other than five years in San Francisco, he’s lived in New York all his life. Hershon was executive director of The Print Center, Inc. for 34 years, and has been co-editor of Hanging Loose Press and Hanging Loose magazine since 1966.
Hershon is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is the author of thirteen books of poems, and co-editor of four anthologies of high school writers. His books include: Goldfish and Rose (Hanging Loose, 2013), Into a Punchline (Hanging Loose, 1994), The Public Hug (Louisiana State University Press, 1980), and Atlantic Avenue (Unicorn Press, 1970). His Some Of Us Press book, Rocks and Chairs, was published in 1974. He is married to Donna Brook, a poet and children’s book author.