American Language Poet known for Edge, a work published in 1973. His numerous other publications include Corona, Designated Heartbeat, Swoon Noir, and Joint Words.
He studied political science at Harvard University and international relations at Johns Hopkins University.
He began teaching political science at Fordham University in 1975.
A Chicago native, he later settled in New York City.
He appeared on Bill O'Reilly's program, The O'Reilly Factor, to address complaints about his liberal political views.