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John C. Hampsey
- John C. Hampsey is a professor of Romantic and Classical literature at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he has won the University Distinguished Teaching Award. Previously, he taught at Boston University and MIT. He received his BA from Holy Cross College and his PhD from Boston College. His book, Paranoia and Contentment: A Personal Essay on Western Thought (2005, University of Virginia Press) won an enthusiastic endorsement from renowned poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Professor Hampsey is currently working on a novel, Soda Lake, an existential mystery mixed with interconnected imaginary portraits. The Alaska Quarterly recently agreed to publish an excerpt. During his career, Hampsey has had more than thirty stories and essays published in such places as The Gettysburg Review (four times), The Midwest Quarterly, Antioch Review, The Alaska Quarterly, The Boston Globe, and McNeese Review, among many others. He lives in San Luis Obispo, California, with his wife and daughter. For more information, visit: johnchampsey.com
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