Previous Poet Laureate of Alaska whose wilderness-themed works are the Owl in the Mask from the Dreamer as well as the Celebrities, the Snow, the Fire. 3 years before his loss of life, he released a literary sound recording entitled Winter season Light. He started his existence in Norfolk, Virginia and later on ventured in to the wilds of Alaska. He was the receiver of two Guggenheim Fellowships. He was wedded and divorced five instances. His marital woes had been the consequence of both his challenging character and his all-consuming enthusiasm for the wilderness. He was the receiver of a 1976 literary travel fellowship that were established honoring poet Amy Lowell.