Bachelor in English with honors, University of Illinois, 1949; student, Colorado College, 1951.
Teacher English, social studies Paxton, Decatur and Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1949-1956. Freelance Scott Foresman, Encyclopedia British and SRA, 1956-1980. Director public relations Rehabilitation Institute Chicago, 1980-1982.
Instructor creative writing and poetry Loyola University, Water Tower campus, Chicago, 1983-1990. Artist-in-residence Illinois Arts Council, 1984-1993. Facilitator workshops in poetry, fiction and nonfiction New Trier Extension, 1974—2004.
Founder, editor, president Thorntree Press, Winnetka, Illinois, since 1985.
Poetry contest judge University South Carolina Writers, 2005. Member Academy American Poets, Poetry Society of America.
Married John Fink, August 8, 1949 (divorced). Children: Sara, Joel, Alison.