Poet, translator, and literary critic whose poetic function, Term/Paraphrase, was nominated for the Pulitzer Reward. He received the Poetry Culture of America’s Wayne Joyce Honor in 1974. He started his journalistic profession using the St. Louis Star-Times while he was still in his teenagers. He worked like a translator for the U.S. Military Air Corps through the Globe Battle II years. He was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and later on worked like a literary critic for both St. Louis Post-Dispatch as well as the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He was a modern of Ezra Pound and was significantly affected by Pound’s literary function.