He was born in Arlington. Massachusetts in 1926. Interrupted his studies at Harvard University, which concluded never to drive an ambulance in Ceylon during World War II. In the fifties edited the Black Mountain Review when Charles Olson was in charge of the school of arts experimental Black Mountain College. His work includes more than sixty books of poetry, fiction and essays. Creeley considered himself heir to the findings of authors such as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and the Objectivist poets. Pieces originally appeared in 1969 and marked a break in both the work of Creeley's poetry as in the United States given its radical organization, its particular syntactic structure and expanding the forms originated.