Ted Deppe is the author of Orpheus on the Red Line (Tupelo, 2009),Cape Clear: New and Selected Poems (Salmon, Ireland 2002), The Wanderer King (Alice James, 1996), and Children of the Air (Alice James, 1990). He has received a Pushcart Prize and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Commission and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. His work has appeared in Poetry, Harper’s, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, and elsewhere. He served as writer-in-residence at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Ted worked as an RN for almost 20 years and has taught in MFA programs in Ireland, England, and the U.S. He directs Stonecoast in Ireland and teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program. He grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and currently lives in County Galway, Ireland.