Daniel Pravda b. 1981

Mr. Pravda knew his ABC's when he was one because they were carved into his crib. He grew up in Virginia Beach, watching the waves of the Atlantic repeatedly reject his first attempts at publishing. Uncoincidentally, his favorite cereal is Alpha Bits, without milk. When he got a teaching job at Norfolk State, his mother bought him one of those dress shirts covered in courier typeface. In eighteen years of teaching, he has never worn it. He hates neck ties and mayonnaise. Mr. Pravda boasts a collection of six typewriters but uses only one, a 1962 Smith-Corona. He sleeps with a cat named Creamsicle.