A founding co-editor of Bear Review, Brian Clifton is a PhD. candidate at the University of North Texas. Their manuscripts have been shortlisted for several book prizes including: The Kathryn A. Morton Award, The Crab Orchard First Book Prize, The Akron Poetry Series, The Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prize, and The National Poetry Series. Their work can be found in: Pleiades, Guernica, Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, Prairie Schooner, The Journal, and other such magazines. Brian is an avid record collector and curator of curiosities.