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I found these questions in an interview series that Interview Magazine did with Jia Tolentino.  The interview series is fantastic and …hopeful?  Yeah, it is that, but it’s also laced with a jolt of pragmatic reality juice. Strong stuff.  I have extracted the questions for the interview here for you and I hope to share…

Just Enough to Remediate the World

Mowing a pasture. Filling water buckets for the sheep and Submerging my hand to the bottom. Fitting a new handle to a sledgehammer. Putting chickens to bed. Digging sand from the dry creek bed. Sweating till I am blinded. Crinkling my nose and seeing the vultures. Drinking down a liter of sweet well water. Screeching…

I am teaching composition this fall for three sections of first year, first semester students.  It’s all online. No one is happy about that, but I am.  I get to try something new.  One positive ( or negative, I ain’t sure) is that I get to have an embedded tutor in each class, a graduate…