I currently reside in Albany, NY after spending my youth in Brooklyn and Queens. I spent ten years as a cook after graduating from SUNY Albany with a BA in English/Philosophy. Since leaving the restaurant business, I have received a second BA in Linguistics and work the graveyard shift where I spend my nights putting boxes on shelves. I’m also the author of Yawning On The Sands, Enter the After-Garde, This Sentimental Education, Distilled! and A Northern Elegy and Back Pocket Book. And, I am the editor of ALTPOETICS, a blog dedicated to writing about writing. And follow me on Twitter @KJPGarcia.