SAN DIEGO (AP) - David Antin, the poet and performance artist known for his "talk poems," has died. He was 84. Antin, who had Parkinson's disease, died last week after a fall at his San Diego home, family members told the Los Angeles Times. Antin won acclaim more than four decades ago for his talk poems – a hybrid of criticism, poetry and storytelling. The Poetry Foundation identified him as part of a "group of artists and poets who brought new definitions and ambitions to poetry in the early 1970s."
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