B. Gleed was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts and grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the master's creative writing program in poetry at the University of New Hampshire and has been a New Hampshire resident since 1988. He has taught English and writing at several colleges and universities including SNHU, Hesser, Franklin Pierce in New Hampshire, and Northern Essex Community College and Middlesex Community College in Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell, Massachusetts. He's also written news and features for Seacoast Newspapers and The Portsmouth Herald. He has been a contributing editor to Maelstrom magazine, and was poetry editor at the UNESCO award winning websiteMoondance. Currently he continues to teach in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and spends his summers as the manager of the Robert Frost Farm state historic site and national historic landmark in Derry, NH. He is cofounder, with Robert Crawford, of the Hyla Brook Poets workshop and reading series.