He graduated from Hardin-Simmons University, and the University of Montana, with an M.A. and M.F.A.
His work has appeared in Poetry, Ironwood, The Laurel Review, New England Journal, Pequod, Quarterly West, The Southern Poetry Review, and The Texas Review. He works on music/poetry projects with his band, Zeno's Run.
He was the Richard Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana in 2002. He taught at the College of Santa Fe. He co-edited the magazine Countermeasures. Unfortunately, the College of Santa Fe has now closed down and Countermeasures is now defunct.