Jonathan Starke

Author's Bio

Jonathan Starke is a former bodybuilder and boxer. He's harvested seaweed in Ireland, given free hugs in Spain, and flipped pancakes in Denmark. He loves riding trains and wondering about the lives unfolding outside the window. His biggest passions are learning and travel, and he's ventured to over forty countries via hitching, couch surfing, and working exchanges. He plays piano and thrives on diverse workouts, organic food, artwork, street markets, and anything related to helping others, especially in the arts. He's the founding editor of a literary magazine for the underdog called Palooka and works as a book editor and writing coach. His essays and stories have appeared in The Sun, Missouri Review, Threepenny Review, North American Review, Greensboro Review, Shenandoah, Brevity, Michigan Quarterly Review, River Teeth, Third Coast, Passages North, Fourth Genre, and Post Road, among others.

Publications and Prizes

Brevity, Eclectica, Green Mountains Review, Greensboro Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, North American Review, Passages North, Shenandoah, The Sun, Threepenny Review, Word Riot

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

More Information

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Iowa City, IA
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Last updated: Mar 10, 2017