Nick Serra is Professor of English at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, where he has been teaching writing and literature since 1999. He is a Yeatsian with a special interest in Yeats’s occult subtexts, as well as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn generally and also the writings of Aleister Crowley. His work has appeared in chapters of Ireland at War and Peace (2011), W. B. Yeats’s “A Vision”: Explications and Contexts (2012), and Border Crossings: Narration, Nation and Imagination in Scots and Irish Literature and Culture (2013), as well as in journals as diverse as Religions and the Yeats Eliot Review. His free time is largely spent working on non-literary projects at his farm and ministering to a flock of ungrateful Jacob sheep.