School teacher, poet-in-residence. Born– January 18, 1938, Bessemer. Education– Knoxville College, B.S., 1961; Bread Loaf School of English, M.A., 1972; University of Edinburgh. Taught school in Birmingham and served as poet-in-residence at numerous colleges and universities. Awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts, 1968; Seventh Conrad Kent Rivers Memorial Fund in 1972.


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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.