In addition to his listed fiction publications, Michael Fontana is currently at work on a novel. He has taught writing courses at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas. He has read in a variety settings, ranging from a public park to a university auditorium to a bar. His most important work has been in developing writing opportunities for homeless people and people living with mental illnesses.
Publications and Prizes
Alabama Literary Review, Amoskeag, Brink Magazine, Cezanne's Carrot, Christopher Street, Coal City Review, Colorado Review, Every Day Fiction, Fiction International, Ghoti Magazine, Libido, Nebo, Thema, Wanderings, Whiskey Island, Willow Springs
Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 1995.
What I'm Reading Now:
American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Frida's Bed by Slavenka Drakulic, No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
William S. Burroughs, Douglas Coupland, Jeanette Winterson, Anna Kavan, Kurt Vonnegut, Nelson Algren, James Baldwin, Sylvia Plath, Janet Frame, Italo Calvino, Paul Bowles, Surrealists like Robert Desnos, many others
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Listing last updated: May 3, 2012