CASTRO, Michael. American, b. 1945. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: Writer. River Styx, founder; poet member of the jazz performance groups Human Arts Ensemble, 1971-75, and Harmony 1989-93; Lindenwood University, professor, 1980-; Poetry Beat (radio program), host, 1989-; Fred Tompkins Poetry & Music Ensemble, 1996-. Fulbright scholar, India, 1991. Publications: The Kokopilau Cycle (poem), 1975; Ghost Hiways and Other Homes (poems), 1976; Cracks, 1977; Interpreting the Indian: Twentieth-Century Poets and the Native American, 1983; The Man Who Looked into Coltrane's Horn, 1997; Human Rites, 2002; Swimming in the Ground: Contemporary Hungarian Poetry, 2001.
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