The Petrified Florist
From: Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
Mark Anthony Jarman
Mark Anthony Jarman's writings run the gamut from fiction to poetry to travel writing. A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, he has been shortlisted for the O. Henry Prize and has won the Gold National Magazine Award in nonfiction, the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award (twice), and the Jack Hodgins Fiction Prize. He is the author of 19 Knives, New Orleans is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the travel book Ireland's Eye. His novel Salvage King Ya! is on Amazon.ca’s 50 Essential Canadian Books. His stories have appeared in The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Vrig Nederland, and the Globe and Mail. He currently teaches at the University of New Brunswick and is the fiction editor of The Fiddlehead.