“Jordan Blum is an eccentric, sarcastic, and overly critical bastard who likes to write in the third person.” – Anonymous
Okay, now for the serious…
I earned my MFA in Fiction in 2011 and I currently teach at several colleges, which is both a blessing and a curse (as any professor will tell you). I like to incorporate a variety of artistic forms into my courses in an attempt to explore how creative minds use their mediums for social commentary.
I’m also a professional pop culture writer (mostly, I’m a music journalist with a specialty in progressive rock/metal). I’m currently an Associate Editor at Popmatters and contributor to Progression Magazine, Rock Society Magazine, Rebel Noise, PROG, Metal Injection, Paste, The Prog Report, PopWrapped, and The Lit Pub, among other places.
Musically, I work under the pseudonym Neglected Spoon. My first album will be out as soon as I kick myself in the ass enough to create it.
Finally, I’m the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Bookends Review, an online creative arts journal. We publish every Monday and Friday (and most Wednesdays) and release a ‘Best of’ print anthology at the end of every year. Please, check us out!