Another post from Erik Deckers’ “Your Next Beach Read.”

Your Next Beach Read

What’s your name and where are you from?

I’m Danny Caine. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but I live in Lawrence, Kansas now.

How long have you been writing? How did you start?

24 - Danny Caine author headshotI started writing Continental Breakfast about six years ago. Before that I wrote some essays that I never did anything with, and before that I wrote truly awful poetry, so bad I’m surprised I kept going. I found a pile of those old poems last night. Yeesh.

Who are some of your influences?

The first smattering of writers that come to mind are Erika Meitner, Jennifer L. Knox, Patricia Lockwood, Ilya Kaminsky, Philip Metres, Hanif Abdurraqib, Morgan Parker, David Sedaris, Roddy Doyle, and Chris Bachelder. I also get inspired by photographers like Alec Soth, Nathaniel Grann, Phil Donohue, Brian Ulrich, and my collaborator Tara Wray, who made the beautiful image on the front of Continental…

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