He grew up on the family farm there, and served in the U.S. Army
Air Corps. Thanks to the G.I. Bill, he attended Colorado State
Teacher's College (now the University of Northern Colorado), the
University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Denver, and
the University of Missouri. He received bachelor's and master's de-
grees from DU, and a Ph.D. from Missouri.
joined the faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in
1960 and remained there until his retirement in 1989, except for a
year at DU (19671968). He was a founding faculty member of the
College of Creative Studies at UCSB.
be found in his verses.