poet jack mueller, a fixture in san francisco scene, dies at 74

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photo: courtesy cristina mueller image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1jack mueller in the 1970s.jack mueller in the 1970s. photo: courtesy cristina mueller poet jack mueller, a fixture in san francisco scene, dies at 741 / 1back to galleryjack mueller, a poet who was a fixture in san francisco’s north beach scene of the 1970s and ’80s, died on april 27 in grand junction, colo. he was 74.the cause of death was non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, said his daughter, cristina mueller.“jack mueller is the biggest-hearted poet i have ever known,” said the poet lawrence ferlinghetti, co-founder of city lights bookstore.the san francisco poet neeli cherkovski, a close friend of mr. mueller’s, said, “jack mueller remains a literary hero in north beach, though he has lived for years in the colorado rockies. he has left many influential poems to be read and treasured. he illuminated the san francisco streets in the ’70s and ’80s.”jack hirschman, the former san francisco poet laureate, said, “jack mueller started the union of street poets in san francisco long ago, together with myself and kristen wetterhahn. he was responsible for thousands of poems reaching people ......

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