American poet, author, and educational known for The Parable of Open fire, Ten Thousand Great Mornings, and additional works. He also offered like a literary critic to get a Cleveland-based publication known as The Plain Seller. He received undergraduate and graduate levels in English through the College or university of Chicago. He was the receiver of four Zeitfunk Honours for his are a literary critic. His 1st wife was Barbara Klevs Miller; later on, he wed cookbook writer Mary Jo McMillin. During his tenure at Miami College or university in Ohio, he trained poet Rita Dove.