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About meJoseph Carvalko is an American writer, lawyer born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The novel, We Were Beautiful Once, Chapters from a Cold War (Sunbury Press, 2013) was inspired by a case he tried in Federal Court, to locate a Korean War POW. Other of his publications include: The Techno-Human Shell-A Jump in the Evolutionary Gap (Sunbury, 2012) which details the rapid rise in cyborg-like technology; A Road Once Traveled, Life from All Sides (2007), and A Deadly Fog (2004). In 2012, he was one of two finalists for the 2012 Red Mountain Press Prize for Poetry, for The Interior, A Memoir; and one of three finalists for the 2012 Esurance Poetry prize, for his poem The Road Home.

Carvalko is also an adjunct Professor of Law, Science and Technology at Quinnipiac University School of Law as well as a patent attorney and engineer. He is a member of the Community Bioethics Forum, Yale School of Medicine and a member of the Yale Technology and Ethics working group. He is past member of the editorial board for SciTech, a publication of the ABA, Section on Science and Technology. In the late 1980s Carvalko held position of Chairman of the Behavioral Sciences Committee of the Section on Science and Technology. Formerly he was a research associate in the biomedical engineering field, designing and programming cellular automata computers for artificial intelligence applications in cytological pattern recognition, and afterward worked extensively developing computers and telecommunications. He holds a Bachelor Science Electrical Engineering, Juris Doctor Law, and Master Fine Arts writing.He, his wife and four cats live between Connecticut and Florida coastal areas.



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