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Jonathan Starke

Author's Bio

Jonathan Starke is a former bodybuilder and boxer who loves vagabonding the globe and is often missing the Golden (80s) and Attitude (90s) eras of professional wrestling. He is the founding editor of a literary magazine for the underdog called Palooka (www.palookamag.com) and serves as a writing coach at www.jonathanstarke.com. His essays and stories have appeared in The Sun, Missouri Review, Threepenny Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, Brevity, Michigan Quarterly Review, River Teeth, Third Coast, Passages North, Fourth Genre, and Post Road, among others. You might find him watching old boxing matches on a Sunday evening. You might not.

Publications and Prizes

Journals:
Brevity, Fourth Genre, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Post Road, The Drum, The Normal School, The Pinch, The Sun

Jonathan Starke Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein, Fat City by Leonard Gardner, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Favorite Authors:
Raymond Carver, John Steinbeck, Pam Houston, Ethan Canin, Tim O'Brien, Jeanette Winterson, Thom Jones, Denis Johnson, and Dorothy Allison.

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Listing last updated: December 4, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Columbia, MO
Raised in:
Iowa City, IA

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