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Lineups (privately printed, 1972) 

Elizabethan & Nova Scotian Music (Adventures in Poetry, 1974)

Six Buildings (Swollen Magpie, 1977)

Leap Year (Kulchur, 1978) 

The Year of the Olive Oil (Hanging Loose, 1989)

New & Selected Poems (Sun & Moon, 1999)

The Nearness of the Way You Look Tonight (Adventures in Poetry, 2001)

Cadenza (Hanging Loose, 2007)

Complete Lineups (Hanging Loose, 2009)

What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems (Turtle Point Press / Hanging Loose, 2011)

North of the Charles: Early and Uncollected Poems (Hanging Loose, 2018)

French Licks (Smoke Specs, 2019)

Everything and Other Poems (The Song Cave, 2020)


Gemini (poems with Tony Towle; Swollen Magpie, 1981)

Tulips (poems with drawings by Trevor Winkfield; Phylum, 2004)

Lineups Postcards (art by Paula North; Pressed Wafer, 2004)

Translation (poems with drawings by Paula North; The Song Cave, 2014)

Elevenses (Limited ed. collaboration with art by Trevor Winkfield; Granary, 2017)

En Face (poems with art by Trevor Winkfield; MAB, 2021)


No Other Way: Selected Prose (Hanging Loose, 1998)

Ode to Asparagus, Peonies and Manet  (The Song Cave, 2010)

States of the Art: Selected Essays, Interviews and Other Prose 1975-2014 (Pressed Wafer, 2017)


Another World (Bobbs-Merrill, 1971)

Baseball Diamonds (Doubleday, 1980)

Poetic Forms (Teachers & Writers Collaborative audio, 1988)

Annual Survey of American Poetry (Roth, 1989)

Lives Through Literature (Macmillan, 1990)

The List Poem (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1991)

Out of This World (Crown, 1991)

From the Other Side of the Century: A New American Poetry 1960-1990 (Sun &  

   Moon, 1994)

Post-Modern Poetry in America: 1950-The Present (W.W. Norton, 1994)

Best American Poetry 1995 (Scribner, 1995)

Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms (U. of Michigan, 1996)

The KGB Bar Book of Poems (HarperCollins, 2000)

The Teachers & Writers Guide to Classic American Literature (Teachers & Writers 

   Collaborative, 2001)

Best American Poetry 2002 (Scribner, 2002)

The New York Poets II (Carcanet, 2006)

The Sienese Shredder 1 (2006)

Zoland Poetry (Zoland 2007)

The Sienese Shredder 2 (2007)

Poet’s Bookshelf  2 (Barnwood, 2008)

Nuova Poesia Americana  (Arnoldo Mondadori, 2009)

Three New York Poets: Charles North, Tony Towle, Paul Violi (with biographical and critical essays; Station        Hill, 2015)

New York School Painters and Poets: Neon in Daylight (Rizzoli, 2014)

The Lovers in My Orchard: Essays on Frank O'Hara (Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2018)



Copy Editor, Thomas. Y. Crowell Publishers, 1965-1966

Editor (with James Schuyler), Broadway: A Poets and Painters Anthology (Swollen 

   Magpie, 1979)

Editor and Publisher (with Paul Violi), Swollen Magpie Press, 1976-1982

Editor (with James Schuyler), Broadway 2: A Poets and Painters Anthology (Hanging 

   Loose, 1989)

Co-editor (with Kenneth Koch, Ron Padgett, David Shapiro, Larry Fagin, Paul Violi), 

   The Green Lake Is Awake: Selected Poems by Joseph Ceravolo (Coffee House, 1994)

Editor (with Tony Towle), The Tame Magpie: Poems by Paul Violi (Hanging Loose, 2014)

Editor (with Tony Towle), Selected Poems by Paul Violi (Gingko/Rebel Arts, 2014)



The Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, Sackler Museum at Harvard University, National Arts Club, University of California at Berkeley, New York University, Fordham University, Seton Hall University, The New School University, Bard College, SUNY Farmingdale, Greenwich House, Medicine Show Theater, The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, Posman’s Books, Teachers & Writers Collaborative,  KGB Bar Poetry Series, Zinc Bar, Pace University, Brooklyn Public Library, Jefferson Market Library, Dawson’s Antiquarian Books (Los Angeles), Bowery Poetry Club, Cue Art Foundation, School of Visual Arts, Dia Foundation, Union Square Series (Somerville, MA), Sienese Shredder 2 (selected readings on audio disc), PennSound (selected readings online)



B.A.  Tufts University, major in English and philosophy, 1962

          Phi Beta Kappa

M.A. Columbia University, English and comparative literature, 1964

          N.Y. State Regents College Teaching Fellowship

Poetry Workshop with Kenneth Koch, The New School, 1966



Pace University 

Instructor in English, 1967-1971

Adjunct Faculty 1971-1993

Poet-in Residence (Half-time) 1993-1997

Poet-in-Residence (Full-time) 1997- 

Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence 2008


New York State Poets-in-the-Schools 

Residencies in public schools and high schools, 1974–1975


The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church

Poetry Workshop, 1974-1975



Poets Foundation Award, 1972

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 1980

Fund for Poetry Award, 1987

Fund for Poetry Award, 1989

Fund for Poetry Award, 1998

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 2001

The Nearness of the Way You Look Tonight finalist for inaugural Phi Beta Kappa 

   Poetry Award, 2001

Fund for Poetry Award, 2005

Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2008 Grants to Artists Award

NPR Best Poetry Books of 2011 (What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems)

Everything and Other Poems a New York Times "New and Noteworthy Book"


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