John Byron Kuhner

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Fifth-generation New Yorker John Byron Kuhner was born and raised in Queens. His mother was born in the Bronx, his father in Brooklyn, and he has gone to school, worked, and lived in Manhattan. But Staten Island was a blank spot, "the undiscover'd country," until he was offered a job teaching Latin at the Staten Island Academy in 2000. An accomplished Latinist who speaks and writes Latin in an extensive circle of slightly odd friends, he now lives in a one-room cabin in the Catskill Mountains, seeking simplicity, self-knowledge, and beauty in nature. His occasional writing can be found online at