— founding member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers —
has received the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the
T.S. Eliot Prize of the Ingersoll Foundation, and the Bollingen Prize
in Poetry. His latest novel is Look Back All the Green Valley;
his latest poetry, Backsass; and his latest nonfiction, A
Way of Happening: Observations of Contemporary Poetry. He is editor
of Locales, an anthology of poetry by members of the Fellowship
of Southern Writers, published by Louisiana State University Press.