Alan DeNiro was born in Erie, PA. He received a BA in English (College of Wooster) and an MFA in poetry (University of Virginia). His fiction has appeared in Crowd, One Story, Minnesota Monthly, Fence, 3rd Bed, Polyphony, and has been shortlisted for the O. Henry award.Alan has: taught writing at the University of Richmond and the Loft in Minneapolis; reviewed regularly for Rain Taxi; written two text-based computer games, The Isolato Incident and Ogres (how to); founded Taverner’s Koans, a poetry journal and resources website; published poetry inWillow Springs, Cimarron Review, Can We Have Our Ball Back, as well as two poetry chapbooks, The Black Hare, (A Small Garlic Press, 1998) and The Atari Ecologues; and co-founded the Rabid Transit series of fiction anthologies. He is currently working on a novel, tentatively entitled Total Oblivion, More or Less . He is a proofreader at Fallon Minneapolis, an advertising agency, and lives outside St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife, Kristin, and three cats. Read reviews of Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead
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