bio

val killpack

writer, novelist, yogi

education

  • bachelor of arts in english from the university of colorado
  • master of fine arts in writing & poetics from naropa university

interests and experience

val writes short stories, academic essays, books reviews, and he is currently finishing his first novel. he enjoys research and maintains a well-organized, personal library of over three-thousand books.

  • academic study
    • buddhist studies
    • contemporary literature
    • continental philosophy
    • creative writing
    • critical theory
    • film studies
    • yogic philosophy
  • health
    • ayurveda
    • herbal medicine
    • nutrition
    • sattvic vegetarianism
  • interests
    • independent/foreign film
    • music
      • americana, bluegrass, folk
      • anti-folk, lo-fi, noise, post-punk, twee
      • classical, post-classical
      • deep house, minimal techno
      • jazz standards
    • visual art, performance art, theatre
  • outdoors
    • backpacking
    • cycling
    • field botany
    • hiking
    • snowboarding
    • trail running
  • spiritual practice
    • ashtanga vinyasa yoga
    • soto zen buddhism

val writes from his simple home

high up in the rocky mountains of colorado