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  • kelly

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  • Hi, all, finally adding a profile.  It is hard to find a suitable photo, isn't it?  God.  I should never online date.

    Like many of you, I'm trying to figure out a writing life.  I finished my MFA at Columbia in 2004 and have spent the last few years gallavanting: I worked on last cycle's presidential election, taught a bit, got a job at a nonprofit and ended up writing/editing for a couple different civic engagement organizations, moved to Thailand for a while, learned to scuba dive, placed a few freelance articles in international newspapers and magazines.  I am back in the States now, in San Francisco's beautiful East Bay, trying to put together a book of essays and still pitching like mad to magazines.  I am trying to invent the genre of lyrical political journalism.

    Some books I love are Nabokov's Lolita, Richard Ford's Independence Day, all of Grace Paley, some of Annie Dillard.  The book that's made me laugh the most is Amis' Lucky Jim.  The book I wish I'd written is Ryszard Kapuscinski's The Shadow of the Sun.

    Oh.  I think he already invented lyrical political journalism.

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