V was raised by wealthy people in suburban New Jersey; growing up to be neurotic, alcoholic, homosexual, and old. For thirty years he worked on Wall Street in a private office managing other people’s money and when the office closed in 2008, decided to try his hand at nonfiction and poetry. In June 2011, V completed a low-residency MFA in creative writing at the Bennington Writing Seminars.
His publishing credits consist of an anecdote in the Metropolitan Diary section of The New York Times and essays in The Common online, Brevity, BLOOM, Post Road, Best Travel Writing, Vol. 10, and Flash Nonfiction Funny, as well as poems in Structo, Subtropics, The Tishman Review, and Bang!, the online iteration of The New Guard.
Since August 2011, V has hosted a monthly reading series, Bennington Writers, at the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, showcasing the voices of the Bennington Writing Seminars – students, graduates, faculty, staff, and friends. However, on January 23, 2019, the whole shebang moves to the KGB Bar in the East Village.