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Right now, I'm reading:
BOOK LOVE: A Celebration of Writers, Readers, and The Printed & Bound Book (Edited by James Charlton & Bill Henderson).

My favorite story of all time is:
ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare.

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
CHRYSANTHEMUM: AN ANTHOLOGY, dailybitsofpoetry.blogspot.com; HARPER'S MAGAZINE, harpers.org; THE WEEK MAGAZINE, theweek.com

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
"That's right, blame it all on me as usual!"

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
"Be careful who your critics are." (Anne Sexton)

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Paperback Writer" by the Beatles.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone who loves the printed and bound book and who loves to read.

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