Poet; teacher.  Born– January 18, 1938, Bessemer. Parents–Pete and Carrie Fields. Education– Knoxville College, B.S., 1961; Bread Loaf School of English, M.A., 1972; University of Edinburgh. Taught at Westfield High School in Birmingham;  poet-in-residence at numerous colleges and universities. Founder of the Learning School of the American Language, 1919.  Published work in many anthologies and periodicals.  Awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts, 1968; received the Seventh Conrad Kent Rivers Memorial Fund in 1972.


Contemporary Authors online: Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 41.


East of Moonlight. Charlotte; Red Clay Books, 1973.

Green Lion of Zion Street. New York; McElderry Books, 1988.

I Heard a Young Man Saying. Detroit, Mich.; Broadside Press, 1966.

Poems. New York; Poets Press, 1968.

Slow Coins. Washington, D.C.; Three Continents, 1981.

A Summoning, A Shining.  Scotland Neck, N.C., 1976.