Culhane was born and raised in New York City. He earned a B.A. from the City University of New York, an M.F.A. from the Writing Program of Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in epic literature and the history of criticism from the University of Washington.
Culhane’s poems have appeared in a number of journals, including the New Republic, the New Criterion, Antaeus, the Paris Review, the Hudson Review, and Western Humanities Review. He has been an Inquiring Mind speaker, lecturing on Frost and Thoreau for Humanities Washington..
Culhane was awarded the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Prize in 2007 for his manuscript, The King's Question. He received an Artist Trust / Washington State Arts Commission fellowship in literature in 2008, and a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 2009.
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