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John A. Vanek

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Born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area, John Vanek received his bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University, where his passion for creative writing took root. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester, did his internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

While practicing medicine for a quarter century, his interest in writing never waned. Medicine was his wife, writing his mistress, and mysteries & poetry his drugs of choice. He began honing his craft by attending creative writing workshops and college
courses. At first pursuing his passion solely for himself and his family, he was surprised and gratified when his work won contes
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“Medicine is my life, but literature is my mistress, and mysteries and poetry are my drugs of choice.”
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“Medicine is my life, but literature is my mistress, and mysteries and poetry are my drugs of choice.”
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“Poetry provides a vehicle that takes me to places that logic won't go. It is a way of understanding the incomprehensible.”
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“My point, once again, is not that those ancient people told literal stories and we are now smart enough to take them symbolically, but that they told them symbolically and we are now dumb enough to take them literally.”
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John Vanek A favorite writing quote: "Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck." – Murdoch


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