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Poet and painter. Elementary school principal in Hatteras, NC, 1949-50; Friederich & Dimmock, Inc. (manufacturer of biological glassware), Atlantic City, NJ, executive vice president, 1952-61; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, teacher of creative writing, 1964-69, associate professor, 1969-71, professor of English, 1971-98, Goldwin Smith Professor, 1973-98, professor emeritus, 1998-2001. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, visiting professor, 1974-75. Nation, poetry editor, 1963. Military service: U.S. Naval Reserve, 1944-46; served in South Pacific.