“I feel I’m in the hands of a master craftsman.”
“He transforms the ordinary.”
Bryan Walpert is a poet, novelist, scholar, and essayist. His work, encompassing nine books, is characterized by “conjuring tricks with language” and an interest in marrying intellect to feeling, the “seamless melding of the emotional and intellectual,” as his work had been described, often employing as one reviewer observed, “the language and the prism of science and philosophy to try to rein in and explain the vicissitudes of life.” Originally from the United States, he received his MFA from the University of Maryland-College Park and PhD in English from University of Denver. Bryan lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where he works as a Professor in creative writing at Massey University.