Bachelor, New Jersey College for Women, 1938. Master of Arts, Adelphi University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1973.
Library., translator Morristown (New Jersey) National History Park, 1940-1941. Instructor Morris Junior College, Morristown, 1941-1942. Freelance editor, since 1944.
Professor Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 1964-1983. Workshop teacher, New York, Minnesota, 1971. Lecturer, New York, Sweden, 1971.
Member Modern Language Association, Poetry Society of America, Common Cause.
Married Albert Terris, February 1942. Children: Susan, Abby, David, Enoch.