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Jonathan Starke

Author's Bio

Jonathan Starke is a former bodybuilder and boxer. His biggest passions are learning and travel, and he's ventured to over forty countries via hitching, couch surfing, and working exchanges. He plays the piano and loves diverse workouts, organic food, artwork, street markets, eclectic music, 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, Chattahoochee Review, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, North American Review, Post Road, River Teeth, Southeast Review, 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 27, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer
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Born in:
Columbia, MO
Raised in:
Iowa City, IA

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