Bachelor of Arts in English-Journalism, Northeastern University, 1962. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University Iowa, 1967.
Assistant editor Horizon House, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1962-1965, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, 1967-1969. Copy editor Boston Globe, 1969-1971. Editor Ararat magazine, New York City, 1969-1970.
Teacher Cambridge Center for Adult Education, from 1968. Founder, director Seminars in Poetry Writing, from 1978.
Married Ruth Thomasian, June 6, 1981 (divorced October 1985).