Brian is a third-year doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University whose main focus is poetry and poetics in the twentieth- and twenty-first-centuries. Brian works primarily on Irish, American, and Irish-American writers, but has a general interest in all good poetry. Brian’s studies have taken him all over the country, and beyond; to England and Ireland, where he plans to return every summer until he dies. His bedside table generally has Cummings, Mary Oliver, Eavan Boland, and Seamus Heaney on it—and the latest edition of Foothill. He’s also a photographer of some moderate skill.