Poet known for Function, for the night time Is Approaching, a 1981 Walt Whitman Award-winning poetry collection. His various other works consist of Darkened Areas of Summer, Circumstance Regular, and Fugue Condition. He went to Yale School and later proved helpful as an editor for the Bobbs-Merrill Firm. He received the esteemed Poets’ Award for Following the Rainfall, a 1993 poetry collection. Blessed in Elwood, Indiana, he resolved in Indianapolis in 1969. He was inspired by the task of T.S. Eliot.