Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1912.
He was a soldier in the First World War, and his first book of poems in 1918 was praised by reviewers, one of whom said he was one of most important American poets of the day. He worked as a reporter for the New York Sun until 1916, when he became a full-time writer. In 1917 he enlisted (having been rejected at first for being underweight) and fought in France in the 27th Division.
Following the war he published books of poems and plays up to 1936, when he took up farming. Subsequently he was a Senior Instructor in English in Triple Cities College, Endicott, until 1948. He adapted two of his short plays for comedy films.
His novel Cognac Hill was about love on the Western Front. In addition to his books he published more than 100 short stories. Some of his poems were reprinted in magazines during the Second World War and a line from one of them, At the Lavender Lantern (referring to a café in Greenwich Village), inspired the name of a book Onions in the Stew.
He died May 8, 1950 in Bay Pines, Florida.
Married Elizabeth Davies, of New York, October 18, 1926.