"Thom Gunn", born "Thomson William Gunn", was an Anglo-American poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with Movement (literature)/The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style. After relocating from England to San Francisco, Gunn wrote about gay-related topics—particularly in his most famous work, The Man With Night Sweats in 1992—as well as drug use, sex, and his bohemian lifestyle. He won major literary awards.

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