WHY IS THERE EVIL by Howard Winn

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About the Author:
Howard Winn’s writing, both fiction and poetry, has been published by such journals as
Galway Review (Ireland),Dalhousie Review, Descant (Canada), Break The Spine, Borderlands, Hiram Poetry Journal, New Verse News. His B.A. is from Vassar College. His M.A. is from the writing program at Stanford University. He has done additional graduate work at the University of California San Francisco. His doctoral work was done at NYU. He has been a social worker in California where he also taught for three years and currently is a faculty member of SUNY as Professor of English.