Howard NelsonHoward Nelson is the author of Robert Bly: An Introduction to the Poetry, editor of Earth, My Likeness Nature Poetry of Walt Whitman and On the Peotry of Galway Kinnell: The Wages of Dying. He is a widely published poet and contributor to Walt Whitman: an Encyclopedia.

On May 24 and October 6, 2010, his poem, "The Man in the Yard" was read on The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor.

In September 2011, Howard was interviewed on Out of Bounds Radio with Tish Pearlman on WSKG, Ithaca, New York.

Howard lives in the Finger Lakes Region of New York and is Professor of English at Cayuga Community College.