American essayist, editor, and author. Born in New York City, Doyle received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1978. He worked on various magazines and newspapers in Chicago and Boston, and since 1991 has edited the University of Portland's
Portland Magazine. A prolific writer of essays, stories, and the prose poems he calls "proems," Doyle has published ten books, including the essay collection Spirited Men (2004), about male musicians and writers; The Wet Engine (2005), about "hearts and how they work and do not work and get repaired and patched, for a while"; and The Grail (2006), about a year in an Oregon vineyard. His most recent book is The Plover (2015). See also orionmagazine.org/contributor/briandoyle.