Robert A. Wilson


Age: 94

owner of the now-defunct Phoenix Book Shop in Greenwich Village, New York who turned the store into a sanctuary for new poetry as an important trading post for first editions and a hangout for his customers' literary idols, including Allen Ginsburg, Edward Albee, and William Burroughs, but who closed the shop in 1988.

Cause of Death: Heart failure

Born: April 1, 1922

Died: November 29, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland