B.A., Harvard College; graduate study, Balliol College, Oxford University. Editorial experience at magazines and book publishers in Boston and New York (1957–67), including senior editor, Signet Classics. Poems in New Republic and other journals. Essays on comedy (2004), comic romance (2009), and comic anxiety and Kafka's black comedy (2011) in Philosophy and Literature. Articles on Irish fiction writer William Trevor and Irish poet Richard Murphy in British Writers, Supplement IV (1997) and Supplement V (1999); and American author John Jay Chapman as poet (1993) and moralist (1998) in Hudson Valley Regional Review. At Bard: 1968–2014.