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“To The Person Who Smashed My WIndow”

That suit coat that cost me five dollars at the Goodwill Store. Adjusting for my insurance deductible, it’s now a hundred dollar jacket. I hope it’s keeping you warm these cold Oakland nights. In exchange for your kindness, I wrote you a sonnet. If you’re reading this, perhaps you could suggest an improvement for the [...]

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Matthew Henriksen’s Ordinary Sun at the Huff Po

A few weeks ago, to commemorate Independence Day, Anis flappy bird online Shivani, who started a minor shit storm in comment fields across the internet with his very funny list of the most overrated writers in America, released his list of 20 books on independent presses you should know about, which includes my friend Matthew Henriksen’s debut from [...

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Tom Andes in the Santa Clara Review

You might have read it, since it was first posted here, but the Santa Clara Review has flappy bird iPhone deigned to publish my essay about the long and arduous path to becoming an adjunct. This was inspired by frequent conversations with my friend Matthew Henriksen in which we decided most degrading and humiliating life experiences become comedy [...

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Tom Andes at Everyday Genius

I have a very brief story that began life as minecraft servers a chapter of an essay about adjuncting on this site. It appears in today’s issue of Everyday Genius. Thanks, Andy, for encouraging me to send this places and for talking to me about the ending

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“It gets hard out here…”

After my first week teaching a three week creative writing course at a summer camp buy instagram likes for advanced junior high and high school students in Central Louisiana, I can say I’ve made a few mistakes—assigning Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist” to a class of seventh and eighth grade girls, for one, though they seemed to prefer it to Stephen [...

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