Modernist poet known for The Maximus Poems as well as the Distances, among additional functions. His poetic function greatly affected the literary advancement of such authors as Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, and Paul Blackburn. He went to Harvard College or university and Wesleyan College or university. In Contact Me Ishmael, he provided an evaluation of Herman Melville’s popular book Moby Dick. He and his wife, Constance Wilcock, got one girl. He was affected by the task of Ezra Pound.