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Date of Birth January 1, 1966
Age 56 years, 5 months, 1 days
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Country Canada
Profession poet
Horoscope Capricorn

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Gillian McCain net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2020-21! In this article, we will discover how old is Gillian McCain? Who is Gillian McCain dating now & how much money does Gillian McCain have?

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Gillian McCain Biography

Gillian McCain is a famous Poet, who was born on January 1, 1966 in Canada. Gillian McCain (born January 1, 1966) is a Canadian poet, author, and photography collector best known for Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, which she co-wrote with Legs McNeil. McCain is the author of two books of poetry: Tilt and Religion. Portions of her “found photo” collection have been featured in magazines, published as limited edition books, and exhibited at the Camera Club of New York gallery. She sat on the Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery New York City. According to Astrologers, Gillian McCain's zodiac sign is Capricorn.

McCain published another book of poetry, Religion, in 1999. Her second published collection of poetry was very well received. “Her work features ‘I did this then I did that’ New York School immediacy, but undermines it with ironic distance that collapses any naïve faith in the immediate as a source of value,” said poet Mark Wallace in a review in the Poetry Project Newsletter.

Please Kill Me was an instant hit and has since become a cult classic, inspiring a new era of musical oral histories. Upon its initial release Please Kill Me was a Time Out and Daily News Top Ten book of the year. A review in Time Out New York said the book, “Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time.” Excerpts of the book appeared in Vanity Fair in concert with the book’s release in 1996. It is now published in Brazil, China, The Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Spain.

McCain married James Marshall, a writer, whom she met at the Poetry Project, in 2002.

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In 2010 Gillian McCain co-curated (with artist Megan Cump) a selection of “found photographs” from her collection. Entitled “HELP ME,” the photographs were exhibited at the gallery of the Camera Club of New York. Forgotten, discarded, orphaned, lost; stolen, bought, discovered or found; the vernacular images in “HELP ME” were culled from McCain’s extensive collection of photographs in formats including tin-types, cabinet cards, Polaroids, and snapshots. In The New Yorker, photography critic Vince Aletti called the exhibition “exhilarating,” stating, “Images of rifles, costumes, and injuries crop up repeatedly, but there’s no real theme, only plenty of diverting quirkiness and inspiration.” The Help Me exhibition was also featured in the December, 2010 issue of the French magazine, Photo. A limited edition book also titled Help Me, was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Gillian McCain Net Worth

Gillian McCain is one of the richest Poet & listed on most popular Poet. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Gillian McCain net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Gillian McCain Net Worth & Salary
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McCain was born in Bath, New Brunswick, Canada. She attended the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she earned a B.A in Literature. She moved to New York City in 1987 where she went on to complete a M.A. in Literature at New York University in 1990. In 1988, McCain studied in the Naropa Institute’s summer program.

In 2010 Gillian McCain co-curated (with artist Megan Cump) a selection of “found photographs” from her collection. Entitled “HELP ME,” the photographs were exhibited at the gallery of the Camera Club of New York. Forgotten, discarded, orphaned, lost; stolen, bought, discovered or found; the vernacular images in “HELP ME” were culled from McCain’s extensive collection of photographs in formats including tin-types, cabinet cards, Polaroids, and snapshots. In The New Yorker, photography critic Vince Aletti called the exhibition “exhilarating,” stating, “Images of rifles, costumes, and injuries crop up repeatedly, but there’s no real theme, only plenty of diverting quirkiness and inspiration.” The Help Me exhibition was also featured in the December, 2010 issue of the French magazine, Photo. A limited edition book also titled Help Me, was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

In 2014, McCain and McNeil collaborated again to edit Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose, a compilation of journal entries written by a 17-year-old Pennsylvania teenager who suffered from drug addiction, alcoholism, and cystic fibrosis. Publisher’s Weekly described the book as a “rare, no-holds-barred documentation of an American teenager’s life, written for no audience but herself.” Dear Nobody has garnered positive reviews since its release and has been praised as a true version of the 1971 novel Go Ask Alice. McCain and Mary Rose’s mother were interviewed in 2014 for a segment called, “The Dairy of a Teenage Girl: ‘The Jane Austen Of Juvenile Delinquents’” for the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC-FM.

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In her early writing career, Gillian McCain was initially intrigued by free verse poetry, however, while studying with poet Larry Fagin, she became attracted to prose poetry. McCain published her first book of poetry, Tilt, in 1996. In Tilt, McCain reflects on the impact the New York School of poetry and the day-to-day chaos and intensity of life had on her. Tilt has received accolades for its “chatty, detached style.” Said poet John Ashbery of Tilt, “Gillian McCain’s poems are like urgent telegrams from the next door, or oddly but brilliantly cropped snapshots of a life that is going by.” Author and poet Harry Mathews called it a, “brilliant collection of prose poems.

McCain’s found photo collection has also been featured in the 2014 issue of the Columbia Poetry Review. A feature entitled, “Sleepwalking: Photographs from the Collection of Gillian McCain” was published in issue 14 of Lid magazine in 2012.

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Following her graduation from New York University, McCain was hired by the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, where she served as program coordinator (1991-1994), editor of the Poetry Project Newsletter (1994-1995), and edited four issues of the lit-zine Milk. In 1991 she founded the Friday Night Series—a weekly event that featured poetry, fiction, non-fiction, theme readings, tributes, lectures, performance art and music. In four years she brought in over four hundred artists. The series continues to this day. She devoted herself to writing full-time in 1995.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Poet. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Canada. Gillian McCain celebrates birthday on January 1 of every year.

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil’s Please Kill Me has been adapted into a stage production by French director Mathieu Bauer. The “punk musical” was written in 2011 and has since been taken on tour throughout France by the Nouveau Theatre Montreuil.

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