...4/5/20 reading at Quail Ridge Books postponed...

...has published six books:

Walking Wounded (2012)

The Kilim Dreaming (2010)

The Wire Garden (2010)

The Effigies (1998)

The Work of the Bow (1997)

The Power to Die (1987)


His poems, prose poems and flash fictions have been featured in anthologies such as Flash Fiction and Best American Poetry and, since 1973, in journals across the country—including Poetry, Poetry East, Poetry Northwest, Hudson Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Prose Poem, North Carolina Literary Review, The Sun, Kenyon Review, Green Mountains Review, Turnrow, Diagram, Web del Sol and Zyzzyva.

He has been awarded numerous book and publication prizes, two poetry fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, two literary fellowships by the Oregon Arts Commission, and one from the North Carolina Arts Council. 

In 1985 he helped determine the mission of the North Carolina Writers Network and served as its first director. Between 1988-2017 he taught creative writing at Clark University, the University of Hartford, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Oregon. At UOregon he was also a writing resource for research faculty in the humanities, journalism, music, law, and art and architecture.

He lives in Southern Pines, North Carolina.