is the author /co–author of twelve full–length books and a poetry chapbook. His titles include The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet’s Memoir of Living Off the Grid, Scattered Chapters: New and Selected Poems, and a work of fiction entitled The Poetry Life: Ten Stories. He is a former poet laureate of Maine who teaches in the Fairfield University M.F.A. Program. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.