American poet associated with The San Francisco Renaissance and known for A Book of Prophecies, Kidnap Notes Next, and other works. He was a 1985 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.
He attended Boston College and Black Mountain College.
He published The Hotel Wentley Poems when he was just twenty-four years old.
He was born and raised in Massachusetts and lived in Boston, San Francisco, and New York during his adult life.
He was a contemporary of Ron Padgett.