Brian Culhane’s poetry has appeared widely in such journals as The New Republic, The Hudson Review, The Paris Review, and Plume. He has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Emily Dickinson First Book Prize for The King’s Question, published by Graywolf Press. Remembering Lethe is his second poetry collection. A recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission, he has also lectured on Frost and Thoreau for Humanities Washington.
The son of a legendary Disney animator, he was born and raised in New York City. He attended the City University of New York (BA), Columbia University’s Writing Program (MFA), and the University of Washington (PhD), where he studied epic literature and the history of criticism. For many years, he taught film studies and English literature at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington. Now retired, he and his wife divide their time between homes in Seattle and New York’s Catskills.