was born and raised in Rockland, Maine. He has a history degree from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts and graduate studies in military and maritime history at the University of Maine at Orono and Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. His work has appeared in, Katyn W Literaturze (Katyn in Literature), a Polish anthology of literary works about the WWII Katyn Forest Massacre by 120 international authors, including Czeslaw Milosz. He has written more than twenty books and plays. On April 29, 2010, he was appointed Rockland, Maine’s inaugural Poet Laureate, an honor from the hometown he cherishes.