b. Columbia, SC. BA, MA, Univ of South Carolina. PhD, Univ of Virginia. Poems in The New Yorker, Poetry, Seneca Review, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Articles on Thomas Hardy, Flannery O’Connor, Elizabeth Spencer (in VQR), Allen Tate–as well as James Dickey (pictured above with the author). Professor of English, Centenary College of Louisiana. Married to Ashley Mace Havird, also a VQR contributor.