MFA: Colorado State University
BA: University of Iowa
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 60 countries via hitching, couch surfing, and working exchanges. He plays piano and thrives on diverse workouts and anything related to helping others, especially in the arts.
Jonathan's debut novel, You've Got Something Coming, received the Black Heron Press Award for Social Fiction. His essays, stories, poetry, and plays have appeared in The Sun, Missouri Review, Threepenny Review, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gettysburg Review, Greensboro Review, Shenandoah, Brevity, Fourth Genre, and River Teeth, among others.
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