American poet whose best-known works include The Jade Mountain and A Book of Love. He was an active member of the literary and artistic community in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Five years after graduating from Harvard University, he published his debut poetry collection, An Ode to Harvard. He subsequently worked as an editor for McClure's Magazine.
He taught briefly at the University of California, Berkeley, but was fired when, during the Prohibition era, he served alcohol to his students.
He was born in New York City and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was in a relationship with Robert Hunt for thirty years.
He was a contemporary of Aldous Huxley.