Scottish poet, journalist, biographer, and critic whose career began along with his 1965 publication of Culture Inebrious. His afterwards poetic works are the Voyage, A Perpetual Movement Machine, and A Pint of Bitter. He fulfilled Hugh MacDiarmid, his literary coach and friend, in 1962. He released a 1991 book entitled East Is certainly West. He wedded Alice Howell in 1963. His girl Valentina, pursuing in her father’s literary footsteps, gained the positioning of mind of Scottish Research at the College or university of Glasgow at Dumfries. His biography of poet Robert Melts away was released in 1973.