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Right now, I'm reading:
An assortment of poetry collections, and anything my Writing M.A. course leaders give me to read (of course!).

My favorite story of all time is:
The Tell-Tale Heart comes to mind, but I couldn't name a favourite.

In bed I like to read:
My mind.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
SMITH mainly, but I now also exchange work on "All Poetry" (http://allpoetry.com/poems/by/Neil%20Slevin), and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/neil_slevin).

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?
It's too early to say, ;).

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You're often right, but not always!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Colin Hay's "Waiting for my real life to begin", because I am.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A publisher who likes my style.

NeilSlevin’s Latest Memoir of 847

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