“Sustaining an Artist’s Life in Pittsburgh”

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“I can’t remember when I wrote my first poem, but I know that, like prayers, books have anchored me for most of my life, while writing provided sanctuary from intense boredom, being bullied at school, and feeling that there had to be — had to be — a bigger life for me outside Louisiana. I had no idea Pittsburgh would be the launching ground for my dreams of being a professional writer, or that my work as a scholar and academic would be part of the journey.”

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Posted by 1839 on Thursday, December 17, 2015


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