born in New York City in 1943 he earned his B.A. in literature from Bard College and went on to study poetry with Robert Lowell and folklore with Alan Dundes. The author of more than 20 chapbooks and volumes of poetry, he has run Gnomon Press since 1965. He currently works as a freelance designer in Kentucky. He has received many design awards, including honors from the American Association of University Presses, the Chicago Book Clinic, the Midwest Book Show, and the Southern Books Competition.