Barry Spacks

2004 - 2005

Barry Spacks was the author of eleven poetry collections and was named the first Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, California, in 2005. From 1960 to 1981, Spacks was a Professor of Literature at M.I.T., and he was named the Distinguished Professor in Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1991. He passed away in 2014. Read more about him at