Born Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, California
Homeschooled on the schooner Comrade, St. Petersburg and Valparaiso, Florida, ages 4-9 Elementary, middle and high school in La Jolla and Encinitas, California B.A., University of California, Berkeley.
Arrestee in the Free Speech Movement, 1964.
M.A. University of Toronto
Two years in Cambridge, Mass., followed by ten years in the Hawaiian Islands.
Returned to the U.S. mainland on January 4, 1981, the day of Ronald Reagan’s inauguration.
Residing in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since.
Teaching in the Goddard College MFA Creative Writing program since 2007.
Modern Language Association Scaglione Prize in Comparative Literary Studies, 2002
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2016