An American writer and professor, he’s most widely known for his novel Divine Right’s Trip (1972), which targets the awakening of the hippie stoner. His additional works consist of Kinfolks: The Wilgus Tales (1977) and Old Creek: A Folktale (2012). He spent 2 yrs in the U.S. Military and subsequently worked well like a newspapers reporter. He worked well for the U.S. Forest Services in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. He was raised in the Appalachian city of Grundy, Virginia. He later on wedded Nyoka Hawkins. He and John Masefield had been both poet laureates.