From Alaska, Bret Shepard has lived throughout the pacific and arctic coasts. He completed his PhD at the University of Nebraska and, currently, lives outside Philadelphia. He teaches at Goldey-Beacom College.
He is the author of Place Where Presence Was, winner of the Moon City Press Book Award for Poetry; The Territorial, recipient of the Midwest Chapbook Prize from the Laurel Review and GreenTower Press; and Negative Compass, which was awarded the Wells College Chapbook Prize.
Special skills include juggling and unicycling. Special skills do not include competitive video gaming, but he does enjoy playing both new and old Nintendo games.