Jonathan Starke is a former bodybuilder and boxer who is often missing bygone eras of professional wrestling. His biggest passions are learning and travel, and he has ventured to over forty countries via hitching, couch surfing, and working exchanges. He also loves diverse workouts, organic food, artwork, street markets, eclectic music, antique structures, sampling craft beer, and anything related to helping others, especially in the arts. He's the founding editor of Palooka.

MFA: Colorado State University (2011)
BA: University of Iowa (2006)


The SunMissouri Review, Threepenny Review, North American ReviewGreensboro ReviewGulf CoastMichigan Quarterly ReviewBrevity, Fourth GenrePassages NorthShenandoah, Chattahoochee Review (forthcoming), River Teeth (2014) & (2016)Third CoastPost Road, Southeast Review (forthcoming)Green Mountains ReviewThe Pinch, Baltimore Review, The DrumThe Normal SchoolYellow Medicine Review, Monkeybicycle100 Word Story, EclecticaWord RiotPANK, and Blood Orange Review.