In addition to living  in West Virginia, Utah, Iowa, Seattle, New York, and Texas, Brian has spent considerable time abroad. He has lived in the Ivory Coast, Taiwan, Tonga, Ireland, Italy, and Benin. He is fluent in French.

He currently teaches the online Introduction to Creative Writing class for Texas Tech University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades, North American Review, The Southeast Review, and The Found Poetry Review. His poems were recently selected as finalists for the Morton Marr Poetry Prize.