was born in Great Falls, Montana, and was educated at Colgate and Columbia Universities. He is the author of 12 books of poetry and translations, including Ananios of Kleitor (Shearsman, 2009), Half an Hour, Translations of C. P. Cavafy (Stop P of London, 2003), Acts of Love, Ancient Greek Poetry from Aphrodite’s Garden (Random House, 2006), and Complete Plus, The Poetry of C. P. Cavafy in English (2013). He was twice named Fellow in Poetry by the National Endowment for the Humanities and has also held fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He retired as Professor Emeritus of English after forty-one years of teaching, the last seventeen of which were at the University of Oklahoma. He is married to poet and playwright Rochelle Owens. They live in Philadelphia and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.