An American poet and novelist, he’s most well-known for poetry collections such as for example Concurring Beasts and Dark Dog, Red Pet dog. His 1985 book, Cold Pet dog Soup, was modified into two movies. After graduating from the renowned Iowa Authors’ Workshop, he trained at Boston School, Syracuse School, and Warren Wilson University, among other academic institutions. His 1984 poetry collection, Dark Dog, Red Pet dog, won the Country wide Poetry Series prize. He was created in NJ, and he was raised in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. He and Bradley Walker Tomlin both trained at Sarah Lawrence University.