Mitchell Waldman

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==Literary bio==
Mitchell Waldman, born in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, is a fiction writer who works generally in the realist tradition and tends to use dialogue to bring his characters to life. He is the author of the novel, A Face in the Moon (Writers Club Press, 2000), a belated coming-of-age story told from a male first person viewpoint. Waldman's novel has been described as "a Shakespearean-like tale with a twist," as "a story readers won't soon forget," and as "an emotionally deep story that takes the reader so deep inside a lonely, sad young man readers will hold their breath knowing that they cannot escape until the book is finished." The novel has further been described as showing Waldman's "great talent for developing characters who are people you feel you know, then placing them in life settings we can all understand and believe," , as demonstrating his "tremendous talent for genuine characters in real life settings," and as showing the author's application of "skill in his flowing narrative complete with a skillful portrayal of psychological grapplings."  
Mitchell Waldman, born in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, is a fiction writer who works generally in the realist tradition and tends to use dialogue to bring his characters to life. He is the author of the novel, A Face in the Moon (Writers Club Press, 2000), a belated coming-of-age story told from a male first person viewpoint. Waldman's novel has been described as "a Shakespearean-like tale with a twist," as "a story readers won't soon forget," and as "an emotionally deep story that takes the reader so deep inside a lonely, sad young man readers will hold their breath knowing that they cannot escape until the book is finished." The novel has further been described as showing Waldman's "great talent for developing characters who are people you feel you know, then placing them in life settings we can all understand and believe," , as demonstrating his "tremendous talent for genuine characters in real life settings," and as showing the author's application of "skill in his flowing narrative complete with a skillful portrayal of psychological grapplings."  
Waldman's short stories, poetry, and essays focus in great part on relationships, broken families, and various social issues. His work also deals, in some part, with the effects of war on families and their participants, as well as with alienation, in some instances in the context, specifically, of being a Jew in a largely Christian society.  
Waldman's short stories, poetry, and essays focus in great part on relationships, broken families, and various social issues. His work also deals, in some part, with the effects of war on families and their participants, as well as with alienation, in some instances in the context, specifically, of being a Jew in a largely Christian society.  
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His work has appeared in many publications, including Wind Magazine, The Piker Press, The Legendary, Red Fez, trans lit, The Fine Line, new aesthetic, The Battered Suitcase, eFiction Magazine, worldwide hippies, Fiction Collective,</ref> Shorelines Literary Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, Greatest Lakes Review, Eclectic Flash Literary Journal, Moronic Ox Literary and Cultural Journal, Five Fishes Journal, Girls With Insurance, Ink Monkey Magazine, 13th Story, 63 Channels, Poetpourri, Poetry Motel, Poetic Hours, Poetalk, Poetry Peddler, Poetry Forum, Poetry Forum Newsletter, The Poet's Haven, Woven Worlds, The Advocate, Desperate Act, Malcontent, CWG Newsletter, Verbal Expression, Bold Print, First Literary Review, HazMat Review, Mobius, Innisfree, The Parnassus Literary Journal, Unknowns, Long Story Short, Rochester Shorts, The Rochester Times-Union, Groggy, and the anthologies, Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust (Northwestern University Press, 1998) Messages from the Universe (iUniverse, 2002), Green (MLM 2010), and America Remembered (Virgogray Press, 2010).  
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===Publishing credits===
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Waldman's work has appeared in many publications, including [[Wind Magazine]], [[The Piker Press]], [[The Legendary]], [[Red Fez]], [[trans lit]], [[The Fine Line]], [[new aesthetic]], [[The Battered Suitcase]], [[eFiction Magazine]], [[worldwide hippies]], [[Fiction Collective]], [[Shorelines Literary Magazine]], [[Wilderness House Literary Review]], [[Greatest Lakes Review]], [[Eclectic Flash Literary Journal]], [[Moronic Ox Literary and Cultural Journal]], [[Five Fishes Journal]], [[Girls With Insurance]], [[Ink Monkey Magazine]], [[13th Story]], [[63 Channels]], [[Poetpourri]], [[Poetry Motel]], [[Poetic Hours]], [[Poetalk]], [[Poetry Peddler]], [[Poetry Forum]], [[Poetry Forum Newsletter]], [[The Poet's Haven]], [[Woven Worlds]], [[The Advocate]], [[Desperate Act]], [[Malcontent]], [[CWG Newsletter]], [[Verbal Expression]], [[Bold Print]], [[First Literary Review]], [[HazMat Review]], [[Mobius]], [[Innisfree]], [[The Parnassus Literary Journal]], [[Unknowns]], [[Long Story Short]], Rochester Shorts, The Rochester Times-Union, Groggy, and the anthologies, Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust (Northwestern University Press, 1998) Messages from the Universe (iUniverse, 2002), Green (MLM 2010), and America Remembered (Virgogray Press, 2010).  
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Waldman also co-edited (with Diana May-Waldman), Wounds of War: Poets for Peace (PublishAmerica, 2006), which includes the work of many notable writers and poets, including William Heyen, Brandon Wilson and Patricia Janus.
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===Editorial Roles===
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Waldman is the Fiction Editor for Blue Lake Review, established in 2010. Waldman also co-edited (with Diana May-Waldman), Wounds of War: Poets for Peace (PublishAmerica, 2006), which includes the work of many notable writers and poets, including William Heyen, Brandon Wilson and Patricia Janus.
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===Personal life and education===
Waldman grew up in Skokie, Illinois, where he attended Niles North High School. He was subsequently a student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where he was taught by noted fiction writer, Mark Costello. He later studied at the University of Texas at Austin, for a short time, and subsequently received a JD at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
Waldman grew up in Skokie, Illinois, where he attended Niles North High School. He was subsequently a student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where he was taught by noted fiction writer, Mark Costello. He later studied at the University of Texas at Austin, for a short time, and subsequently received a JD at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
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Waldman is also the Fiction Editor for Blue Lake Review, established in 2010.
 
He currently lives in Rochester, New York, with his partner, poet Diana May-Waldman.
He currently lives in Rochester, New York, with his partner, poet Diana May-Waldman.
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==Select Works==
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===Fiction===
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* [http://mitchwaldman.homestead.com/Short-Stories-by-Mitchell-Waldman.html "Selected Short Stories by Mitchell Waldman"]
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===Poetry===
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* [https://sites.google.com/site/mitchellwaldmanwritings/Home/poetry-of-mitchell-waldman "Selected Poems]]''
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==External links==
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* Author's Website for information: http://www.mitchwaldman.homestead.com
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