Zamudio, Dan 1967-
ZAMUDIO, Dan 1967-
Born December 6, 1967, in Waukegan, IL; son of Ubertino and Judith (a nurse) Zamudio; married Julie Sulzen (an artist), November 7, 2002; children: Bella. Education: Columbia College, Chicago, IL, B.L.A., 1990; Dominican University, River Forest, IL, M.L.S., 2001.
Home—Chicago, IL. E-mail—[email protected]
How to Sneak into the Movies (nonfiction), Loompanics Unlimited (Port Townsend, WA), 1995.
Catcher in the Wry: Baseball Poems, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2002.
Dan Zamudio told CA: "My writing changes with my environment. When I lived by Wrigley Field, I could hear the roar of the crowd from my apartment, and it motivated me to write baseball poems. When I lived in Los Angeles, I was broke and spent many hours at the movies, never paying to get inside. So I wrote How to Sneak into the Movies. Now I live in the Logan Square area of Chicago, and I am not motivated to write. Instead, I photograph the changing neighborhood with a toy camera. I'm sure the images will eventually inspire me to write about change and the loss of city as I see it."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Nine, spring, 2004, Richard C. Crepeau, review of Catcher in the Wry: Baseball Poems, p. 173.