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Roger Conner Jr.

Roger Conner Jr. was born in Louisville KY and currently lives in central Kentucky, unmarried with no children. He has been employed in the field of media research since 1997, and studies liberal arts and literature as his primary job permits. He was one of a small group of students completing a four semester Honors Humanities curriculum at Elizabethtown Community College in 2002, where one of his poems was published in the biannual ECC literary journal The Heartland Review. Major literary and intellectual influences have been the Saul Bellow novels Herzog and More Die of Heartbreak, Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, translated essays and notes of Albert Camus, prose essays by W.H. Auden, and the sociologist and futurist Alvin Toffler (Future Shock and The Third Wave). He also admits to being greatly influenced emotionally and poetically by what he considers a golden age of female songwriters, from Joni Mitchell and Janis Ian to Cheryl Wheeler, Dar Williams and Patty Griffin. He enjoys writing critical essays and reviews of literature and popular culture, writing poetry, and has a novel in the planning stage.

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