born in Massachusetts, after navy service in World War II and studies at Columbia and The New School for Social Research began to publish poetry in magazines. The Bowling Green Poems (1977) and Death Drag (1979) are collections. He is best known for his novels, Go (1952), about Beat intellectual drifters in New York City; The Horn (1958), presenting the sad latter days of a black saxophonist; and Get Home Free (1964), about the misalliance of a bohemian couple. Nothing More To Declare (1967) is an autobiographical backward look at Beat writers. His early works were signed by his middle name and surname.
Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).