Kansas-born poet and professor at Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Ore.) since 1948. His poems, mostly short lyrics, have been published in Down in My Heart (1947), West of Your City (1960), Traveling Through the Dark (1962, National Book Award), The Rescued Year (1966), recalling his rural youth, Allegiances (1970), Someday, Maybe (1973), Stories That Could Be True (1977), The Quiet of the Land (1982), and A Glass Face in the Rain (1982). Segues (1984) is a correspondence carried on in poetry with Marvin Bell, each man the author of 22 poems. His critical writing appears in a work on Brother Antoninus (1967) and Friends to This Ground (1968). Writing the Australian Crawl (1978) collects articles and interviews on his poetry and that of others.