Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1968.
Member faculty, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1972; associate Professor of English, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1976; chairman program for writers, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1976-1979, 89-. Lecturer in field, since 1972.
Served with United States Army Reserve, 1964-1967, Vietnam. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Midwest (board directors since 1987, chairman since 1993).
Married Jeanette Carol Pasin, July 25, 1968 (divorced 1987).; children: Eugene Blakely, Anna Jeanette. Married Athena Dadjou Uslander, June 2, 2001.