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The Pains and Pleasures of Rituals

A look at the ways I’ve tricked myself into writing (or not)

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I can’t write for shit. I don’t mean that the things I do write are bad but that, as a practice, I am horrible at this. Writing agonizes me in a way that, if I passed Kafka on the street, we’d high-five in recognition of each other’s inabilities, then we’d both continue to not write. Sometimes I sit at…




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Work in Joyland, Hobart, and The Offing. Winner of a PEN Prison Writing Award. Working on a novel. //

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