Areas of Expertise: Poetry, Creative Writing,
19th & 20th Century Literature,17th Century English Poetry
I was born in New York City in 1949–related to the Marx Brothers through my mother. I was educated in New Jersey and Oregon receiving an M.F.A. (with honors) and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. I have been teaching literature and creative writing courses at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan since 1987. My poetry has appeared in many fine magazines, including the following: The Paris Review, South Carolina Review, Green Mountains Review, Troubadour, Pivot, Amelia, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Hawaii Review, Zanadu, RE:AL, Sargasso, The Caribbean Writer, Confrontation Magazine, The New Press Literary Quarterly, Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (anthology), Nebo, Touchstone Literary Journal, Wings, Evergreen Chronicles, Plains Poetry Journal, SPSM&H, Tucumcari Literary Review, Wyoming, Exit 13, Nexus, Caribbean 2000, Oyez Review, VQ, The Baltimore Review, and Asheville Poetry Review. A book of my poetry, entitled Wonder Bread Hill, was published in January 2002 by the University of Puerto Rico Press.