Poet and critic Bill Christophersen’s poems have been published in Rattle, RHINO, New Letters, Hanging Loose, and Poetry magazine. A frequent book reviewer, his criticism has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Poetry, and Newsweek. He is the author of The Apparition in the Glass: Charles Brockden Brown’s American Gothic (1993) and the poetry collections Two Men Fighting in a Landscape (2015), The Dicer’s Cup (2017), and Tableau with Crash Helmet (2018).
Christophersen lives in New York and has taught at Fordham University. A traditional fiddle player, he has played with the Manhattan Valley Ramblers, the Fly-by-Night String Band, the Lazy Aces String Band, and the Mysterious Redbirds. Hell & High Water, his solo fiddle album, was released in 2008.