Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1964; Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin, 1968; Master of Arts in Humanities, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1975.
Faculty, Columbia College, Chicago, 1969-1973; instructor, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1976-1977; Professor of English, U. Toledo, since 1975. Director Toledo Poets Center, since 1976.
Trustee Arts communications of Greater Toledo, 1984-1989. Chairman literature panel OhioArts Council, Columbus, 1983. Arts advocate, since 1980.
Married Pauline Jane Melcher, 1964 (divorced 1982). 1 child, Jesse; married Cynthia Lou Landrum, December 17, 1982. Children: Samantha, Eli.