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Scott Cheshire

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Scott Cheshire is the author of High as the Horses' Bridles. His work has been published in AGNI, Electric Literature, Guernica, Harper’s, One Story, Slice, and the Picador Book of Men. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Open Syllabus, ENG 210W, January 2017, Introduction to Creative Writing

Class Twelve

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“The Girl on the Plane,” Mary Gaitskill

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/84476.Because_They_Wanted_To


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Write about your last sexual experience. Show no one.


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“Snow,” Mary Ruefle

http://www.versedaily.org/2008/snow.shtml


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Scott "Planet Earth is not even a speck of dust in the universe, and how uncanny it is that we have contrived to see almost to the edge of what time and light will allow, to look back billions of years and see suns forming. When I read about such things, I think how my own heroes would have loved them. What would Melville have done with dark energy, or Poe with spooky action at a distance? Whitman could only have loved the accelerating expansion of the universe. Dickinson probably knew already that our sun is atremble with sound waves, like a great gong." - from Marilynne Robinson's "On Beauty"


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