Jefferson Holdridge was born in White Plains, New York, raised in Connecticut and educated in California and Ireland. He lived in Ireland for over a decade and has spent many summers in Italy. He is the author of one volume of poetry, Eruptions (2013), and has had poems published in various journals throughout the United States, England, Ireland, Canada and Australia. He has written two critical books entitled Those Mingled Seas: The Poetry of W.B. Yeats, the Beautiful and the Sublime (2000) and The Poetry of Paul Muldoon (2008). He has edited and introduced two volumes of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry (2005; 2010). He is the Director at Wake Forest University Press and Professor of English at WFU in North Carolina.