1980: Publishes Searching the Drowned Man, poems.
1982: Publishes The Floating Candles, poems.
1985: Fellowship, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study Center, Italy.
1986: With Robert Pack and Jay Parini, edits The Bread Loaf Anthology
……….of Contemporary American Poetry, which wins the English Speaking
……….Union’s Best Book Award.
1987: Publishes No Sign, poems.
1988: Edits The Burdens of Formality: Essays on the Poetry of Anthony Hecht.
1988: Guggenheim Fellowship, Siena, Italy.
1989: Publishes A Place in Mind, novel.
1991: Publishes Prayer for the Little City, poems.
1992: Fulbright Fellowship, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest.
1992: Publishes The Blainville Testament, poems.
1994: Publishes Hunting the Whole Way Home, naturalist essays.
1996: Publishes To the Bone: New and Selected Poems.
1996: The Poets’ Prize, for To the Bone.
2000: Publishes Pursuit of a Wound, poems.
2001: Finalist, The Pulitzer Prize, for Pursuit of a Wound, poems.
2005: Publishes Ghost Pain.
2005: Publishes A Little Wildness.
2006: Publishes Under Drum Ice, a selection of poems in Slovenian
……….translation by Marjan Strojan.
2006: Edits (with Morgan Chipopu) The Nomads: Tales From Africa.
2011: Publishes Young of the Year.
2011: Appointed Poet Laureate of Vermont.
2012: Publishes Six Sundays Toward a Seventh: Selected Spiritual Poems
2012: Designated a “Conservation Hero” by Field and Stream magazine.
2012: Publishes A Hundred Himalayas: Essays on Life and Literature
2013: Publishes A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters, and Wildlife
2013: Publishes IWas Thinking of Beauty, poems
2015: What’s the Story? Reflections on a Life Grown Long, essays
2016: No Doubt the Nameless, poems
2018: Publishes Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives, with Fleda Brown, (Green Writers Press, Brattleboro, VT, 2018)
2019: Publishes Here (Four Way Books, 2019)
2020: Publishes The Exquisite Triumph of Wormboy (graphic poem, in collaboration with James Kochalka, Able Muse Press, 2020)
2021: Awarded Vermont’s most prestigious artist’s distinction, the Governors’ Award for Excellence in the Arts
2022: Winning essay, Sports Literate’s social justice contest
2022: Winner, Frederick Buechner essay contest on the theme of “Thresholds,” sponsored by The Christian Centur.