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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 from Immediate Song at the Blacksmith House in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 8:00 on Monday, April 29th.


Another reading from the new book is scheduled at the University of Southern California at 4:30 on Thursday, October 3rd.


My poem, "Night Sky," will be in the Winter & Spring 2019 issue of Poetry Northwest.  A lyric essay, "Home Businesses," is forthcoming in Hotel Amerika.  And my translations of four poems by the contemporary Spanish poet Juan Lamillar are forthcoming in Notre Dame Review.


My poem "Jar Song" from The Yale Review was featured on Poetry Daily and is available in their archive at the link below:    

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: