Theodore Deppe was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1950. He is a graduate of Vermont College's MFA in Writing program and holds degrees from Earlham and Berea Colleges. Ted Deppe is the author of Children of the Air (1990) and The Wanderer King (1996), both from Alice James Books. His Cape Clear: New and Selected Poems was published by Salmon Books in Ireland in 2002. He has been awarded two NEA grants and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Commision and the Connecticut Commission for the Arts. He has won a Pushcart Prize and is the present writer-in-residence at Phillips Academy in Andover.