I was born in the Midwest but have lived nearly all of my adult life in Idaho. I studied writing at the University of Montana, with Madeline DeFrees and Richard Hugo, in the mid-seventies, and I now teach in the MFA program in writing at the University of Idaho. Awards I've received include the Kingsley Tufts Award, for Reign of Snakes; the Poets' Prize, for Lives of the Animals; and the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award for In the Bank of Beautiful Sins. I've been the lucky recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. I live in the woods, on Moscow Mountain, with my wife, the writer Kim Barnes. We have three children, grown and nearly so.
John Keats, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Bishop, James Dickey, Richard Hugo, and many more.
Beautiful Country, a collection of poems
Poetry, reading, fishing, jazz, playing guitar.
All those offered by the Constitution of the United States, especially those that have yet to be extended to all of the nation's citizens.
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