Eric Nelson is a writer living in Queens and the author of The Walt Whitman House and The Silk City Series. His stories, essays and criticisms have appeared or are upcoming in places like Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Defenestration Magazine and Chimes & Sirens and he is a regular contributor to FanZine and HTMLGIANT. His e.p. of recorded stories "They Make a Wasteland, They Call It Pastiche" is forthcoming from Diabetic Koala in summer of this year.