Books

Ossabaw (poems). Salt Publishing Cambridge UK, 2006.

The Least Hinge (chapbook, poems), Frith Press, 2002.

Deep River: A Memoir of a Missouri Farm, U of Missouri P, 2001.

         Reprinted in paperback, 2014.

A Hole in Air (chapbook), Iowa City, 1978.

Selected Essays

“A Certain Arc,” Fourth Genre, forthcoming, fall 2017.

 “Lavender Tales,” in Litscapes, eds. Caitlin M. Alvarez and Kass Fleisher, Steerage Press (2015), 134-138.

 “Chaucer’s Moose,” Chaucer Review, Vol. 49 No. 3, 2015, 378-386.

 “Glenning the Thicket, Thicketing the Glen,” december, 25.2, Fall/Winter 2014, 89-101.

"Lavender Whippets," Connecticut Review XXI, No. 2 (1999), 59-68.                                   

         Cited as "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays 2000.

"Someone Is Leaving," Michigan Quarterly Review (Spring 1996), 337-357.

         Cited as "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays 1997.

"In an Innertube on the Amazon," Michigan Quarterly Review (Summer 1990), 372-392.  Cited as "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays 1991.

"American Gothic, A Place of Sense, ed. Michael Martone, U of Iowa P (1988), 66-95.

Poems

Woven Tales (2017), Measure (2017), American Journal of Poetry (2017), Midwestern Gothic (2016, 2015), Negative Capability (2015), Poetry in Public (Iowa City 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009), Wag’s Review (2010), Superstition Review (2009), Tampa Review (2009), Chariton Review (2008), Born (2007), Quarterly West (2006), Fulcrum, Salt Flats Annual, and Salt on-line (2005), Southern Humanities Review (2005), Verse (2003), Jacket (2002), The American Scholar (2002), Ekphrasis (2001), Seneca Review (2001), The American Voice (1998), Connecticut Review (1998), Verse (1998), 100 Words (1998, 1997, 1996, 1995), River Oak Review (1997, 1996),  Kolo (Zagreb, 1991),  The Harvard Magazine (1982), Appearances (1981),  Country Journal (1981), The Hollins Critic (1981),  Poetry Northwest (1979),  Michigan Quarterly Review (1974).

Editor

The Iowa Review, Volumes 9 (1978)– 39 (2009).

Hard Choices: An Iowa Review Reader, U of Iowa P, 1996.

Teaching

The University of Michigan, Assistant Professor, 1968-1975

The University of Iowa, Associate Professor, Professor, Professor Emeritus, 1975-2012.

Education

Marshall (Mo.) High School

Amherst College, BA

University of Virginia, PhD