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Name: Quincy Troupe  
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Date of Birth: 23rd July 1943
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Quincy Thomas Troupe, Jr., born July 22, 1939, in New York City, is a poet, editor, journalist, and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California.


Troupe was born in New York City in 1939 and grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois. He claimed to have earned degrees from Grambling College and Los Angeles City College.


In early 2002 Troupe was named California's first Poet Laureate of the state. But, Troupe had lied on his résumé- claiming to have a 1963 Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Grambling College when he only took a few classes and never completed them. A few weeks after June 11, 2002, when sworn in as Poet Laureate his lie was exposed. The University of California, San Diego gave him the choice of being fired, suspended for a year without pay, or taking a forced retirement, with all his benefits intact. He retired and resigned as Poet Laureate.

In addition to poetry, he has written Miles, the Autobiography (1989), which received an American Book Award; James Baldwin: The Legacy (1989); and Miles and Me: A Memoir of Miles Davis (2000). He also edited Giant Talk: An Anthology of Third World Writing (1975) and is a founding editor of Confrontation: A Journal of Third World Literature and American Rag. He taught creative writing for the Watts Writers’ Movement from 1966 to 1968 and served as director of the Malcolm X Center in Los Angeles during the summers of 1969 and 1970.

Among his honors and awards are fellowships from the National Foundation for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. He has taught at the University of California--San Diego, and Columbia University. Troupe lives with his wife, Margaret, and son Porter, in La Jolla, CA.


  • Little Stevie Wonder, A children's book, Houghton-Mifflin, (March,2005)
  • Transcircularities; New and Selected Poems, Coffee House Press, October, 2002
  • Take it to the hoop Magic Johnson, a children's book published by Jump At The Sun, a division of Hyperion/Disney Books of Children, 2001
  • Miles and Me; A Memoir. Hardcover edition, University of California Press, 2000
  • Choruses, poems, Coffee House Press, 1999
  • Avalanche, poems, Coffee House Press, 1996
  • Weather Reports: New and Selected Poems, Harlem River Press, New York and London, 1991
  • Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe, Quincy Troupe, Co-author, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1989
  • James Baldwin: The Legacy, Quincy Troupe, ed., Touchstone Press (Simon & Schuster), New York 1989
  • Skulls Along the River, poems, Quincy Troupe, I. Reed Books, New York, 1984
  • Snake-Back Solos: Selected Poems 1969-1977, Quincy Troupe, I. Reed Books, New York, 1979
  • The Inside Story of T.V.'s Roots, Quincy Troupe and David L. Wolper, Warner Books, New York, 1978
  • Giant Talk: An Anthology of Third World Writing, Rainer Schulte and Quincy Troupe, eds., Random House, New York, 1972
  • Embryo, Quincy Troupe, Balenmir House, New York, 1972
  • Watts Poets and Writers, Quincy Troupe, ed., House of Respect, California, 1968

Audio casettes and compact discs

  • Quincy Troupe with Pianist Donal Fox, audio cassette, Videmus Records, June 1996
  • Shaman Man, Quincy Troupe, Watershed Tapes, Washington, DC 1990
  • George Lewis Changing with the Times, New World Records, New York, NY, 1993
  • Root Doctor, New Alliance Records, Lawndale, CA, March, 1995

External Links

  • The Decline & Fall Of Quincy Troupe

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