Former regular columnist for The Kansas City Business Journal and book reviewer for National Public Radio affiliate KCUR-FM, Dennis Weiser's articles, poems and stories have appeared in many venues, including Chouteau Review, New Letters, Abramelin: The Journal of Magick and Poetry, p.r.n., Thorny Locust, and several anthologies from Outrider Press. "Excellence" was the featured “Original Fiction” in sci-fi webzine The Illuminata in April 2004 (Editor Bret Funk called it “Twilight Zone-esque”). Novel excerpt "Tzytzyan Ysalane” won first prize for prose fiction at the Printers Row Book Fair in Chicago and was published in Things That Go Bump in the Night (Outrider Press 2004). A poet, novelist, philosopher and historian, Dennis Weiser writes in Kansas City, Missouri, where he has lived since 1981. Dennis is currently writing his third novel, a mystery thriller set in 1879 Java against the backdrop of Dutch colonial exploitation. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets.