Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1964. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1966.
Staff poet California Poets In The Schools, 1971-1978, executive director San Francisco, 1978-1981. Director California Heritage Poetry Curriculum, Oakland, 1981-1986. Bilingual teacher La Escuelita, 1986-1995.
Translator in the schools Poetry Inside Out, Center for Art in Translation, 2001—2003.
Married Frances Kehrlein Adler. 1 child, Kia.