Robert Creeley, born in 1926, is a New Englander by birth and disposition although he has spent much of his life in other parts of the world, including Guatemala, British Columbia, France, and Spain. In the 1950s he taught at Black Mountain College and edited The Black Mountain Review. In 1966, he began teaching at the State University of New York in Buffalo. For Love, Windows, Selected Poems, and Life and Death are among his collections of poetry. He has also written a novel, The Island, and a collection of stories, The Gold Diggers.