John Rodwan

Detroit, MI

Author's Bio

John G. Rodwan, Jr., writes personal essays, literary journalism and other nonfiction; he regularly addresses subjects such as boxing, literature and music - often all at once. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he currently resides, he earned a master’s degree in English from Wayne State University. He has also lived in Geneva, Switzerland, and Brooklyn, New York, and Portland, Oregon. Since returning to his hometown, he has resumed writing poetry. He has read at Wordstock, the Arkansas Literary Festival and the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, among other events.

Publications and Prizes

Fighters & Writers
(Mongrel Empire Press, 2010)
, Holidays and Other Disasters
(Humanist Press, 2013)
The Worst Book I Ever Read
(Autonomedia, 2009)
African American Review, Black Magnolias, Blood and Thunder, Concho River Review, Cream City Review, Logos, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Midwestern Gothic, Pacific Review, Palimpsest, Pea River Journal, Prime Mincer, Pudding Magazine: The International Journal of Applied Poetry, Red Earth Review, San Pedro River Review, Spirit, Spot Literary Magazine, Chaffey Review, The Humanist, The Mailer Review, The Monarch Review, The Nevada Review, The Oregonian, Thin Air, Thin Air Magazine
Christmas Things
(Monkey Puzzle Press, 2011)

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Detroit, MI
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Last updated: Jun 14, 2015