Professor of English and creative writing at Colorado College
In a cabin in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and a house by the ocean in Newport, Oregon
The Buried Houses, The Country I Remember, Arrivals (poetry), Ludlow (verse novel), News from the Village (memoir), Two Minds of a Western Poet, The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry (essays), and other titles
"My sense is that most Americans live only at the level of the economic reality -- the job, the car, the pavement, the shopping, the house, the Internet. It feels to me like a living death. Or barely living. One of poetry's purposes is to try to strip away that veneer of unreality, to get at the truth of things."