Ernest Slyman grew up in Bristol, TN-VA. He now lives in Queens, NY. He is an award winning poet, playwright, fiction writer and humorist. He has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, from The Bedford Introduction To Literature, The Laurel Review, The Lyric, South and West, Voices International and The New York Times. He is wishful that his work exhibits a proper dose of hyperbole. A sense of ridicule, irony, and wryness and misadventures in wild metaphors, paradox, symbols, free associations, non-sequiturs, and sense of the ridiculous.