Bio

 

Kurt Opprecht is a writer and teacher whose works traverse the fault lines where civilization clashes with nature and spirit.  In his full-length play, Dos Coyotes (produced at Manhattan Repertory Theater in 2011), an undocumented Mexican worker and an American rich girl find themselves crossing economic borders in opposite directions.  In The Billionaires’ Manifesto (2012), he uses dark satire to question the underlying assumptions that support our attitudes toward affluence and power.  His novel, Playing With Fire, takes the Prometheus myth into modernity in the jungles of Thailand and the brothels of Bangkok.  Kurt has written for the Economist, the New York Times, the New York Sun, Glamour, and World Art, among many others, and his poems have been published in English and in translation in Japanese.  He writes and teaches the craft of haiku, and speaks Japanese and French with conversational aptitude.  Kurt is an adjunct instructor at NYU-SCPS, and teaches writing at Gotham Writers Workshop.  He coaches and consults for writers and artists on a private basis, and spends the majority of his time in New York City and northern Utah.

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