John Brehm is the author of Help Is on the Way, winner of the 2012 Four Lakes Prize; and Sea of Faith, winner of the 2004 Brittingham Prize, (University of Wisconsin Press). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Boulevard, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, New Ohio Review, and The Best American Poetry 1999. John was the associate editor for The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006). He has taught at Cornell, Emerson College, and Portland State University and received fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts and Yaddo. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon and teaches reading-as-a-writer courses at The Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver.