He is the author of River To Cross, At Last Round Up, and Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry, and has published both poetry and poem translations. His research interests include jazz poetry, African American literature, and the work of Aimé Césaire.
- Ph.D., S.U.N.Y. Binghamton
- M.F.A., University of Michigan
- B.A., University of Massachusetts