Hugh Fox was born in Chicago, 1932, had polio as a kid and was the first human being to receive a pre-Salk serum that worked. But because he had been crippled for more than a year, and his father was an ex-violinist turned M.D. and his mother a frustrated non-acting actress, he was soaked in culture during his entire childhood: violin, piano, musical composition, art, travel. Hugh has a BS in Humanities and MA in English from Loyola University in Chicago, and a PhD in American Literature from the University of Illinois. He became a Professor in the Department of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University in 1968 and remained there until he retired in 1999. He was Editor of Ghost Dance: The International Quarterly of Experimental Poetry from 1968-1995. The most recent of his 105 books are Collected Poetry (World Audience, 2008), Ghosts (Green Panda Press, 2008) and Alex (Rubicon Press,2008).