AB cum laude, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1952. Master of Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, City University of New York, 1988.
Member faculty The New School, 1975-1984. Instructor Parsons School of Design, 1985-1987. Associate professor Pratt Institute, since 1977.
Member writing faculty Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, 1987-1992. Part time instructor Washington University, 1960-1965, Webster College, St. Louis, 1965-1968, John Jay College, City University of New York, 1970-1972, New York University, 1975-1983, 86-88.
Member Modern Language Association, Poetry Society American F C.
Married Anthony J. Morley, February 2, 1952 (divorced 1975). Children: Marguerite, Thomas, Jefferson, Patrick. Married Michael D. Heller, March 5, 1979.