Bio: Fred Wilcox was born in Des Moines, Iowa. An honors Graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he holds a Doctor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany. His pervious books include Grass Roots: An Anti-Nuclear Source Book, Waiting For An Army To Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange, and Uncommon Martyrs: How the Brerrigans & Friends are Turning Swords Into Plowshares. He has worked as a truck driver, day laborer, busboy, dishwasher, house-cleaner, carpenter’s helper on high-rise construction, bartender, and more. He currently teaches full-time in the Writing Program at Ithaca College.
CHASING SHADOWS tells the story of a young man who pays a heavy price for pursuing his own dream. When he announces that he intends to be a poet instead of a doctor, his working class family thinks he's gone crazy. They send him to psychiatrists who shoot electricity though his brain, warn him that he'll never hold a job, and confide that he will suffer from nervous breakdowns all his life. After a stint in a state mental hospital, he spends the 'sixties on the mean streets of New York City, not... more info>>