Ed Bullins, one of the finest American playwrights of the second half of the 20th century, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 2 July 1935. Growing up in the tough neighborhood known as “the Jungle” made Bullins, in his own words, a “street nigger”, and he has dramatized some of these personal experiences in his work. A high school dropout, in 1952 he joined the Navy where he earned the lightweight boxing champion title and educated himself by reading a lot. Shortly after his discharge in 1955, he finished high school and enrolled in classes at the Los Angeles City College from 1961 to 1963. His writing career commenced at this college where he founded a campus literary magazine Citadel

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Usekes, Cigdem. "Ed Bullins". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 August 2009
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