Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio: masters thesis on the poetry
of Alfred Edward Housman; and roomed with poet
Kenyon College, the University of Texas, the University of Illinois, Sarah
Lawrence College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Strong reputation as a critic.
Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, and Wallace Stevens.
Translated poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and other poets,
a play by Anton Chekhov, and many Grimm fairy tales.
Born in Tennessee, USA.
Poems: first publication in a book of poetry in Five Young American Poets,
which included poetry by John Berryman.
Poems: Blood for a Stranger, first collection of poetry.
Poems: Little Friend, Little Friend, second collection of poetry.
Poems: Losses, third collection of poetry.
Poems: The Seven-League Crutches, fourth collection of poetry.
Married Mary von Schrader, his second wife.
Criticism (collection of essays): Poetry and the Age.
Met T.S. Eliot (for the first and only time) and avoided a discussion with him.
Satiric novel: Pictures from an Institution.
Nomination of novel Pictures from an Institution
for National Book Award.