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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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Scott Cheshire I don't get it to begin with. I used to, but then I changed how I write. I now write only in the service of a question I have, a big question, perhaps…moreI don't get it to begin with. I used to, but then I changed how I write. I now write only in the service of a question I have, a big question, perhaps even an ultimately unanswerable question. This way I always have something to write about. (less)
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My first palm tree was on Miami Vice, NBC, 1984. The opening shot of that first episode and every one after was from beneath a cluster of tall thin palms on a clear blue sky. The camera looks up and spins dizzily amongst the trees and then cuts to a flying shot over the North Atlantic, I’m guessing, shot from a speeding police helicopter. Cue montage: flamingos, parasailing, bikinis, the dog-ra...

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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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