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I write essays, stories, and reviews for n+1, The Guardian, the New York Times Magazine,, The American Scholar, and other places.

This essay received a 2016 Pushcart Prize. This one was selected for publication in best american essays 2016. << that one is also the title essay of my first book, coming to you from my brain and also the fine people at farrar strauss & giroux, sometime soon.

other hats: creator of The Bellwether; teacher of creative writing at columbia university; mentor-editor for the Op-Ed Project.