WALT MAGUIRE (Monkey See) is the author of a few plays, more newspaper and magazine articles, and a lot of that newfangled Web content.

He’s on the editorial board of Philadelphia Stories Quarterly, which provides him with some experience in reading his work to coffee house crowds where it turns out the most enthusiastic person in the room doesn’t speak a word of English. He’s also acted, performing in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, where his biggest moment was playing dead while a dancer kept missing her mark and kicking him in the head steadily for five minutes. He has tripped over a surprisingly large number of obvious things.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, his daughter, and his inarticulate cat.

photo © 2008 Jessica Hui