Twentieth-century poet and literary critic best known for The Anatomy of Nonsense and In Defense of Reason. He received the 1961 Bollingen Prize for his Collected Poems.
He studied at both the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado. He published two early poetic works -- Diadems and Fagots and The Immobile Wind -- in 1921.
He and his wife co-edited the Gyroscope literary magazine.
He married fellow author
He was influenced by the work of James Joyce.