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Right now, I'm reading:
Crenshaw By Katherine Applegate

My favorite story of all time is:
Gilead, Home and Lila - Marilynne Robinson

In bed I like to read:
personally, I do not, but I do tuck my daughter in and read a chapter or two as often as Im able.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Poetry at Hello Poetry. Stories, anywhere I can find them.

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?
Would have,could have,should have.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Live on campus and then travel.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Father and Son - Cat Stevens

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Well, you of course.

G_Austin’s Latest Memoir of 1234

“Alas, Hashtag has killed poor Rhetoric.”

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