Tyler Farrell was educated by Irish poets, Eamonn Wall and James Liddy in Omaha, NE and Milwaukee, WI, respectively. He now teaches at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His articles and poetry have been published in The Book of Irish American Poetry (Notre Dame), The New Hibernia Review, The Recorder, Natural Bridge, RE:AL, The Cream City Review, The Irish Literary Supplement, Nebraska English Journal, Jabberwock, Front Range Review, Yemassee, and The Blue Canary. He is currently at work on a critical book about Irish autobiography. Tethered to the Earth is his first collection of poetry.