is native New Englander, A distinguished Professor Emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, his poems have appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, American Scholar, and many of the quarterlies. Among his books of poetry are January Thaw (University of Pittsburgh Press) and, most recently, New England Primer (Cherry Grove Collections). He has received fellowships in writing from the NEA, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He edits The Spoon River Poetry Review. He and his wife, the artist/jeweler Victoria Woollen–Danner, divide their time between homes in Charleston, Ill., and Bethel, Maine. Together, they have five children.