Michael Bradburn-Ruster has published poetry, fiction, translations, and scholarly works in international journals including Cincinnati Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Sacred Web, Eastown Fiction, Damazine (Syria), and Antigonish Review. Forthcoming publications include Grey Sparrow Journal and Drunken Boat. He has been a featured reader at the Monterey Bay Poetry Festival. He earned a doctorate from UC Berkeley, and has taught literature, philosophy, comparative religions and mythology in California, Oregon, and Arizona. His book The Angel or the Beast explored the interplay of philosophy, mysticism, theology and literature in the Spanish Renaissance. Obsessed with “classical” music of all periods, he is not infrequently tormented by exquisite dreams of living in the Austrian Alps or on the Breton coast.