Erik Belgum divides his time between Shafer, Minnesota, and Osceola, Wisconsin. Best known for his unusually large-sized head, Belgum's algorithmic prose draws heavily on structural techniques from avant-garde music and linguistics as well as his experience as a speech pathologist. Belgum has written and produced audio literary works for ABC (Australia), BBC (England), CBC (Canada), New American Radio, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Hessischer Rundfunk. WDR-Cologne produced a radio documentary on Belgum's work in 2003. His audio fiction has aired on stations from Hong Kong to Buenos Aires to Vancouver and on dozens of stations throughout the US. Belgum's published work includes the book Star Fiction as well as fiction in over thirty-six literary journals (37). His ambient fiction recording Bad Marriage Mantra has achieved a cult following among loudmouths and assholes alike.