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is a native Nebraskan and a graduate of Indian University's MFA program.
He teaches literature and writing at Central College in Pella, Iowa.
He won the 1996 Anhinga Prize for Poetry for
Man Under a Pear Tree. His poems have appeared in Poetry
Northwest (which awarded him its 1996 Theodore Roethke Award),
Georgia Review, New England Review, and Threepenny Review.
He is the author of two chapbooks: Out Here (State Street Press,
1984), and New Winter Light (Nightshade Press, 1994). A full-length
collection, Across the Known World, was published by Loess Hills
Press in 1997. He is also the author, with Ardyth Bradley and Brenda
Hillman, of Three Winter Poems