Bachelor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, 1994. Master of Arts, Texas Tech University, 1996. Postgraduate, University Virginia.
Editorial assistant, Prairie Schooner, Lincoln, 1992-1994; editorial assistant, Texas Tech U. Press, Lubbock, 1994-1996; publicity director, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, 1997-1998; editor, Meridian, Charlottesville, since 1998.
Member Academy American Poets (prize 1998), Poetry Society of America, Associated Writing Programs (Intro award 1995).
Married Mary Anne Andrei, August 29, 1998.