A newscaster, announcer, and producer for radio, Edwin Burrows was born in Dallas, Texas. He earned a BA from Yale University and an MA in literature from the University of Michigan. An executive producer of WUOM/WGVR Ann Arbor, Michigan, for many years, he produced the arts and literature program The Eleventh Hour.

Burrows is the author of the full-length poetry collections The Arctic Tern (1957), Man Fishing (1969), Kiva (1976), and The House of August (1985). His chapbooks include The Crossings: Poems (1976), On the Road to Bailey’s (1979), Handsigns for Rain (1989), The Birds under the Earth (1997), and Sailing as Before (2001). His poems have appeared on the website www.poetsagainstthewar.org, in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry column, and in the anthology Wild Song: Poems of the Natural World (1998).

Burrows lives in Edmonds, Washington.