John Briscoe is a lawyer, restaurateur and Distinguished Fellow at the  University of California, Berkeley. His poetry has appeared in Antioch Review, and Catamaran and Berkeley Poetry Review, among others. He is the author of five books, most recently Crush: The Triumph of California Wine (University of Nevada Press, September 2018). His poetry collection, The Lost Poems of Cangjie, was published by Risk Press in 2018.