Bachelor, Hollins College, Roanoke, Va, 1956—1960. Master of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va, 1983—1986.
Teacher, english and creative writing St. Catherine's School, Richmond, Virginia, 1960—1993.
Board director Richmond Public Library. Foundation, Richmond, since 1999. Member of Fellows Council, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Children: Matthew, John, Elizabeth Borkey.