Logan was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to W. Donald Logan, Jr. and Nancy Damon Logan. He lives in Gainesville, Florida and Cambridge, England with his life-partner, the poet and artist, Debora Greger. Educated at Yale (BA, 1972) and the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa (MFA, 1975), he has authored eight books of poetry as well as five books of criticism. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Florida. Logan's poetry reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review. Many of these reviews have been quite controversial, leading Slate magazine to call him "the most hated man in American poetry . . .[and] its guiltiest pleasure" Poetry's cruelest and guiltiest pleasure. - By Eric McHenry - Slate Magazine In addition to criticism, Logan has been praised by many such as Richard Tillinghast (The New York Times Book Review) who recognizes him as an "accomplished and original poet...Logan writes with vigor, almost classical restraint and a fine sense of musicality."