Born in Toronto in 1945. He completed an Honours BA in French language and literature from the University of Toronto, an MA in Comparative Literature at Carleton University and a PhD. in Comparative Literature at l'Université de Montréal. He founded and edited Manna: a review of contemporary poetry (1971 to 1974). He lived, taught and wrote in the Montreal area for 20 years. In 1994, he moved to Kingston, where he is Professor and Head of the Department of English at the Royal Military College of Canada.
Poetry: Rough Landing. Kingston: Blue Heron Press, 2000. Earthquake. Lewiston, NY: the Edwin Mellen Press, 1991. Poems of Dispersion and Other Rites of Movement. Toronto: Manna Publising, 1977.
Fiction: Memories Orphans. Kingston: Blue Heron Press, 2003. History of Armenia and Other Fiction. Kingston: Blue Heron Press, 1999. Beginnings and Ends. Toronto: the Zoryan Institute, 1991.
Drama: This Dark Thing: Two One Act Plays. Kingston: Blue Heron Press, 2004. Exile in the Cradle. Kingston: Blue Heron Press, 2003.