Obituary Note: Jack Mueller

Poet Jack Mueller, "who was a fixture in San Francisco's North Beach scene of the 1970s and '80s," died April 27, the Chronicle reported. He was 74. Mueller published six collections of poetry, including Amor Fati, and two books of sketches. For 15 years, he served as executive director and chairman of the National Poetry Association in San Francisco.

"Jack Mueller is the biggest-hearted poet I have ever known," said Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and co-founder of City Lights Bookstore.

Mueller's daughter, Cristina, said while her father was in the hospital for the past four months, he would teach the staff workers one of his short poems:

You will never
understand me

I will never
understand you.

Love starts there.

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