I'm an essayist, poet, journalist, songwriter and keyboardist; I'm a Dylan freak steeped in Dylanology; I'm a right-handed leftist golfer critical of the game I love. I'm a cat guy. I'm queer. I'm into trains, public transportation, city planning and social justice.
Originally from the better side of Orlando, I've lived in Chicago, NorCal, Tallahassee where I earned an M.A. in Lit, and now Boston where I came for my M.F.A. in Nonfiction from Emerson College and stayed for the exorbitant cost of living. I share a cozy apartment five miles down the Green Line with my husband, Peter, and our cat, Florence, while serving ambivalently around the city in the adjunct army.
I teach writing, literature, and journalism at three or four institutions, depending on the semester. All the while, I'm developing a hybrid memoir / immersion journalism / musicology manuscript focused on Bob Dylan's songwriting and persona and his impact on this fan's life. For reading recommendations, musings on music, queerness, cats, golf, and more, follow me on Twitter and Instagram @paulhaney.