B.A. University of Virginia
M.A. Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. Univ of Maryland-College Park
In 1955 I was born "stateless" in Munich, Germany, to refuge parents with whom I subsequently emigrated to New York City. Grew up mostly in New York and New Jersey, with three years in Indiana. In between or concurrent with formal education I've had many non-academic jobs. I've published three books of poems, one book of literary criticism, and many essays on 18th- and 19th- century novels, poetics, and life as a teacher and writer. My work as a scholar enriches my poetry writing, and vice-versa.