Edward J. Rielly

Edward J. Rielly grew up on a small dairy farm in southwestern Wisconsin and attended local schools before earning a B.A. in English from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He later earned a doctorate at the University of Notre Dame in eighteenth-century British literature. In 1978, he moved with his wife, Jeanne, and their children, Brendan and Brigid, to Maine, where he continues to teach writing and literature courses at Saint Joseph’s College. He has published about two dozen books, including collections of his own poetry, biographies, works on Native American history and culture, and studies of literature.