Author of the critically acclaimed novel Steffi's Club, D.A. Blyler published SHARED SOLITUDE, his first collection of poems and a one-act play, in 1994. The following year he collaborated with artist Marcus Reichert on the book DIARY OF A SEDUCER, composing a suite of poems to accompany a collection of early Reichert drawings (1970-1971). In 1997 he left for Europe, where he traveled extensively before taking a job as a foreign language lecturer and creative writing teacher at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He briefly returned to the States in 2000 to write about his experiences living abroad. A freelance contributor to SALON and other popular online publications, Blyler has fast become one the most widely read expatriate writers on the Internet. His satirical articles have been featured in Utne Reader's Best of the Web, and are frequent Top Story Editor's Picks at PLASTIC, BACKWASH, ZINOS, and other reader forum sites. His most popular work: "The Seven Vices of Highly Creative People," was recently published in print by Friction Magazine with illustrations by famed illustrator and artist Peter Kuper. His debut novel STEFFI'S CLUB, an absinthe fueled romp through the subterranean world of the Czech Republic, was released in 2003 by BurnhillWolf Books, and was described by Literary Kicks as a book that "mainlines the cerebellum" and "sticks to the senses like opium." He lives today on a banana plantation in the south of Thailand.
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