is an American poet, writer, and self taught painter who left the U.S. for France in 2005 after becoming disillusioned with American culture and politics. In the Shade of Arrows: A Memoir, is an experiment in “lean” autobiography, a “life” stripped of the romantic entanglements, but which includes an examination of a severely dysfunctional birth family and the resulting personal trials that shaped his character. In 1976, he published his first of four books of poems. His last, A European Education (1986), is a chronicle of his travels, actual and emotional, through the “geography” of the Holocaust. He has two daughters and a son. He divides his time between Vermont, where his children live, and Paris.