Joseph VanBuren

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Joseph VanBuren is a multimedia storyteller, performer, horror lover, old school RPG fan, survivor, and the scrambled brains behind Sykophunk Productions. His poetry and fiction have been published in Confluence, Ink Cloud, the survival anthology Life on a Tightrope, and the poetry anthology Untimely Frost; he has written, performed, and/or produced hundreds of globally distributed songs; opened up for national acts such as Rehab, Anybody Killa, Liquid Assassin, Razakel, Lil Wyte, Scum, and 2 Live Crew; and had one of his tracks played on The Colbert Report.

Spawned from the Hudson Valley, New York, he now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his beloved wife and adorably neurotic dog. His current projects include creating a multi-media post-ap
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From the recipient of two "Honorable Mentions" in the Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition, a new voice for the next generation that Chuck Buda calls "the cyberpunk Jack Karouac!"

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