is the author of eight books of poems, eight plays, a novel, a collection of short stories, a picture book for children, and dozens of essays, introductions, speeches, and book reviews. His three most recent books of poems are Happy Life (Copper Canyon Press, 2011), While We’ve Still Got Feet (Copper Canyon Press, 2005) and Moment to Moment: Poems of a Mountain Recluse (Copper Canyon Press, 1999). His collection of narrative poems, Judevine, was republished in an expanded edition by Chelsea Green Publishing Company in 1999. His honors and prizes include an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from New England College, in Henniker, New Hampshire, in January 2009; a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry in 1981; a National Endowment for the Arts Play Writing Fellowship in 1991; The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for Fiction in 1978; and The Vermont Arts Council’s Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in 2002. He lives in the mountains of northern Vermont with his wife, painter Lois Eby.