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I'm the author of four books of poetry, with a fifth forthcoming in spring of 2019, a critical book on Theodore Roethke, and a translation of selected poems from the contemporary Spanish poet Julio Martinez Mesanza. I've also collaborated with composers. Prizes for my work include a Discovery Award; Fulbright positions in Spain and at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry of Queen's University, Belfast; and fellowships from the Camargo Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. An emeritus professor at the University of Cincinnati, I serve as editor-at-large for The Cincinnati Review.

I'm available for readings, workshops, and talks. Please use the tabs for further information and to contact me.


My new book of poetry Immediate Song will be out from Milkweed Editions in spring of 2019.

I'll be reading at the Blacksmith House in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 8:00 on Monday, April 29th.


My poem "Jar Song" is in the fall 2018 issue of The Yale Review. Another poem, "Night Sky," is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest.

I'll be reading my translations from Julio Martinez Mesanza's latest book Gloria at the annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association in Bloomington, Indiana, at 9:00 AM, November 1, 2018.


Two lyric essays, "Inheritance" and "Waldeck, 1970," appear in the spring, 2018 issue of Copper Nickel. A link to the issue's online symposium about poets wriring nonfiction is below: