Poet and author associated with the New York School and known for such works as Great Balls of Fire, The big something, and You Never Know. He collaborated with Ted Berrigan on a 1967 work entitled Bean Spasms: Poems and Prose.
He co-founded a publishing company called Full Court Press.
He grew up in Oklahoma and founded a literary journal called The White Dove Review while he was still in high school.
His poems were influenced by the work of Walt Whitman.