Mark Doyon is the author of a soon-to-be-published novel about food, love, and the American dream.

He wrote the short-story collection Bonneville Stories and edited the literary magazine Friction. His work has been featured in PopMatters, The Washington Post, The Daily Vault, Hybrid, Skope, The Absinthe Literary Review, 3AM Magazine, Riffraf, and many other publications.

He received a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary and a master’s in arts administration from the Shenandoah Conservatory.

He also writes and records music as Arms of Kismet. Called “an instinctual envelope-pusher” by The Daily Vault, he mixes reality and escape with impassioned pleas and catchy koans. He makes outré music as Waterslide and released albums previously as Wampeters.

As founder of the arts label Wampus, he represents original books and music, including retrospectives of the lives and work of Warren Zevon, Lou Reed, and Jonathan Richman.