In 1955 I was born "stateless" in Munich, Germany, to refugee 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. Published two books of poems, 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.
Poetry from the Director of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series at Westminster College.