Canadian poet and author whose notable works include Moosewood Sandhills, Going Home, To the River, and Tourist to Ecstasy.
He studied at the University of Regina, Gonzaga University, and McMaster University.
He received the 2003 Governor General's Award for a poetry collection entitled Kill-site.
He was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and he later taught at British Columbia's University of Victoria.
He and poet Anne Carson were literary contemporaries.