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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 50 literary journals, magazines and newspapers. A Pushcart Prize nominee and award-winning playwright, he is the author of two published books: The Book of Ash (2013) and Two Syllable Men (2016).  His new collection of stories, What’s Wrong With This Picture?, will be published in September 2019 by Vine Leaves Press.  He is a regular columnist for The Good Men Project, and teaches creative writing in New York City.


  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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