a writer, scholar, and sometime teacher, he was born and raised in Riverside, California. He moved to Canada in 1966 and was introduced to the work of William Blake, Charles Olson, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and other crucial writers. He studied with Robert Creeley in Buffalo, N.Y. where he received his Ph.D. in 1986. He is the author of Iterations of the Diagonal, Dislocations in Crystal, Into the World of the Dead, One’s own Mind, and 22 Skidoo / SubTractions. Cosmographia: A Post –Lucretian Faux Micro –Epic was published by BookThug in 2010. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Elizabeth, and two children, Amelia and Sam.