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A tall boy in the campus uniform of shorts and tank top and baseball cap comes in for office hours.  Like many of the students, he wants me to tell him what to do, what to write, who to be.  Their days are filled with fords of choice, little wavelets in a surging sea, running forward much too fast.  “I don’t think I want to be a writer because I don’t want to think too much,” he says.  “I want to stay normal.”

 
A recent radio interview on our beloved community station, KBOO:

www.davidnaimon.com/2017/04/19/sallie-tisdale-violation

 

 NEW WORK:

“Traditional Chinese Massage Number 1,” an essay in Conjunctions, No. 69, Fall, 2017

“The Hinge,” an essay in Zyzzyva, Spring, 2017 http://www.zyzzyva.org/

Violation: Collected Essayspublished April 1 by Hawthorne Books; you can buy online from Powell’s: http://www.powells.com

 

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