Prolific anthologist, 14th USA Poet Laureate, fiction writer, and essayist. His functions include Contemporary American Poetry (anthology); THE BRAND NEW Adam (poems); The Quest for Poetry (essays); and YOUR DOG of Pompeii (tales). His editorials in The People and other magazines advocated American noninvolvement in World Battle I. He was blacklisted in the 1950s for his leftist politics sights. He was wedded five instances and had many kids. He was double wedded to and double divorced from Jean Starr. He was a good friend and an early on supporter of fellow poet Robert Frost.