Brad Vogel lives in Gowanus, Brooklyn, having lived previously in New Orleans, Louisiana and Wisconsin. His poetry has continued to crop up around the edges of his many educational, work, and extracurricular ventures over the past two decades. Vogel’s poetry draws on an eclectic variety of influences and focuses on attempts, direct and indirect, to crystallize moments in life and refract them back to the reader or listener in unexpected, lyrical, insight-laden ways. He counts Robinson Jeffers, Lorine Niedecker, Gabriel Gudding, and Walt Whitman among his favorite poets.

Vogel serves on the boards of the Walt Whitman Initiative, the Circumnavigators Club, and the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club.