Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent four years in the Navy before studying at Brown University for his Ph.D. in 1970. He enjoyed a teaching and writing career at Providence College while advancing to the rank of full Professor and traveling to many cities at home and abroad to deliver readings of his poetry and prose. He became the father of four daughters in his first marriage and now lives with his second wife, Dr. Beatrice Beebe, in New York City and in Newport, RI.
His most recent writing, in both fiction and narrative poetry, focuses on the struggle between opposed politicians, contrary lovers, and rival social systems. Put number one first, he often urges family and friends because you can’t help others unless your own body and brain are up to it. So he often begins an exchange by asking, “How well have you been exercising lately, and are you sleeping and eating well, and”—his own first concern— “are you keeping up your creative life somehow?”
Paperback: 33 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (September 10, 2021)