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Victor di Suvero is an American poet, investment manager and entrepreneur. Born in 1927 in Turin, Italy, he grew up in China where his father had been stationed in the Italian Diplomatic Service. He came to San Francisco early in 1941 with his family as anti-fascist political refugees. He attended the University of Santa Clara and then, wanting to do something to help in the war effort and being too young for the armed forces, he shipped out as a Merchant Seaman at the age of 16 sailing as an able-bodied seaman in the Pacific. He saw service from Guadal canal to New Guinea and from Biah to Leyte. At the end of the War he returned to California and attended the University of California where he received his BA in Political Science in 1949. At Berkeley he had been the editor of the Occident, the literary magazine of the University and won the Ina Coolbrith Prize for Poetry in that year. While at the University of California in Berkeley, di Suvero developed a catering service to support himself which later evolved into a series of four restaurants which he sold before moving to Sausalito, California, where he bought and ran the "Contemporary Gallery" giving shows to artists such as Wayne Thieband and Jean Varda. The development of the gallery led to his establishment of Design and Color Service in 1951 providing art and design advisory services to architects and real estate developers such as Eichler homes and Conway and Culligan in the Bay Area. This exposure soon led him to obtain his own Real Estate License and established di Suvero & Company, a Real Estate and Mortgage brokerage firm which he managed with projects in Hawaii and Arizona as well as in California. The various financing contacts di Suvero had developed for his real estate business gave him the opportunity to extend his management and funding practice into a succession of mining ventures. He became a principal in Standard Coal Co., developing mines in Tennessee and West Virginia subsequently establishing Sapphire Trading Company which reopened the Yogo Sapphire Mine in Montana and the Noble Metals Mine Operation in Southern California and Nevada. During this entire period di Suvero continued with his writing and his publications included: Salt and the Heart's Horizons, Greenwood Press (1951); Sight Poems, Stolen Paper Editions, (1962); San Francisco Poems and The Net, (1987); Tesuque Poems, 1993); Naked Heart, (1997); Harvest Time, (2001) ; and Spring Again (2005). He and Jeannie Williams edited Saludos!, the first bilingual collection of the poetry of New Mexico, all published by Pennywhistle Press which he established in 1986. Spring Again was awarded the Independent Publisher's Association Bronze Medal in 2007. As a poetry activist he served as a Director of the National Poetry Association for four years establishing National Poetry Week in San Francisco in 1987 which now has become National Poetry Month celebrated across the United States since 1991. After moving to New Mexico in 1988, di Suvero became one of the founders of PEN New Mexico, the New Mexico Book Association and the Poetry Center of New Mexico. Di Suvero now lives in La Villita, New Mexico, on a ranch on the Rio Grande, halfway between Santa Fe and Taos, and continues living a life in Poetry among his other interests. These include his ongoing work as Project Director for the National Institute for Change, for the American Immigrant Foundation and as the principal and sole Managing Member of Liberty Resources, LLC.
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