Thomas F. Wylie
Bewildering Stories biography
Tom Wylie has lived and worked in New England most of his life. Born in Albany, New York, he began his career as a teacher on the Island of Panay in the Philippines with the U.S. Peace Corps and followed it with service as a VISTA Volunteer in Waterloo, Iowa. He worked for several years as a community organizer prior to graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. He has worked in higher education for 25 years at colleges in Boston, Maine and Rhode Island.
A life-long runner, he has completed 10 marathons, with a personal best of 3:02, and one ultra (50-mile) marathon. And he writes and writes; 35+ years of journals, letters, observations, and academic papers. He holds a belief, similar to that attributed to Anais Nin, that writing through journaling is a “source of personal liberation.” In recent years he has experimented with shorter forms, e.g. poetry. “Search Light” is his first submission to Bewildering Stories.
Copyright © 2011 by Thomas F. Wylie