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About John


Originally from Rochester, New York, John graduated from Villanova University, and later received his MA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. His stories, essays and book reviews have appeared in more than 30 literary journals, magazines and newspapers. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his story Words, first published in Fiction Magazine, was also selected for Flash Fiction Forward (Norton & Co.), an anthology containing work from some of the most noted writers of our time, including Grace Paley, Dave Eggers, and Paul Theroux.  John is also the author of The Book of Ash,  (Boxfire Press, 2013), a dystopian novel, and Two Syllable Men (Vine Leaves Press, 2016), a collection of short stories.


  1. I like your masthead photo of you walking gongxi along the water. Lonely but not alone. Didn’t Steinbeck start his Travels With Charley in that area?

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