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Joseph Kenyon

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Joseph Kenyon has published numerous short stories and poems in literary magazines and anthologies over the past twenty years. At the same time, he has taught writing at community colleges in New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Currently, he is on the English faculty of the Community College of Philadelphia. All The Living And The Dead is his first novel. A second novel, not a sequel, is anticipated for release in Fall 2018.

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Joseph Kenyon I'm always working on several things at once. I have a second novel that's fully drafted, but I let a manuscript sit for a while before pulling it out…moreI'm always working on several things at once. I have a second novel that's fully drafted, but I let a manuscript sit for a while before pulling it out and seeing if it's really ready That's usually when the real work begins. In the meantime, I am making notes and getting ready to start a third novel and I have a couple of short story ideas. No new poetry planned yet, but one of those can pop up at any time. Finally, I'm committed to my blog -- 2 posts a month -- which you can read at josephkenyonlit.com(less)
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The question I get most often when people hear that I have a novel coming out is "What's it about?" The second most-asked question is "What made you write about that?" or "How did you come up with that story?" People are interested in back stories. So, here is the back story to All The Living And The Dead.



In short, the book was a long time in the making.



I conceived of the idea in 1989... Read more of this blog post »
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