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John D. Wagner

JOHN D. WAGNER is the author of more than 20 books, and he has also written more than 2,500 periodical articles, ranging from literary papers published in academic journals, to travel pieces published in The Wall Street Journal and The Asian Wall Street Journal, to works of memoir published in The New York Times. He has also published articles in publications such as Popular Science, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and many other magazines and newspapers. His spoken memoir has been heard on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

Wagner’s poetry book Fake Cities was published by Ex Ophidia Press. The Kallima Butterfly is his second poetry book. Forthcoming in 2022 will be a book of Asian proverbs edited by Wagner, Kick the World/Break Your Foot. In addition to having published poetry in journals such as The Onion River Review, Quarterly West, Jabberwock Review, The Independent, and The Columbia Review, Wagner is also the author of a novel for nine- to 12-year-olds, The Crash Crystal. Wagner has a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Philosophy from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama, where he attended on a Dean’s Scholarship and was awarded the prestigious Teaching Writer Fellowship.

Wagner has taught at several universities, including Norwich University, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat College in Bangkok, Mississippi State University, St. Michael’s College, Vermont Community College, Burlington College, and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He has been a guest lecturer at Kenan Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and in the MBA program at North Carolina State University. Today, Wagner works as a managing director of a private investment bank.