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Biography & Contact


Upcoming Works

  • Unleashed: The Dogs in My Life

    --for excerpts/samples, please see New & Selected Poems, 1957-2011.


Causes I Support

  • Save the Whales; SPCA and Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter; Audubon Magazine; Poetry Santa Cruz, etc.

University Affiliation

  • UC Santa Cruz (now retired), Cornell University; Iowa Writers Workshop...


  • Coffee House Press; Black Moss Press; Red Hen Press; Swallow Press; Cornell University Press; Putnam & Co., Ltd. (London). Red Hen Press, Pasadena, CA;




Contact Publishers


  • Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Edgar Lee Masters, William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Shakespeare, Saul Bellow, Emily Dickinson, Ellen Bass... Many, many others... including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Iowa City (both as graduate student and as visiting poet in residence).