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T.J. Beitelman

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TJ Beitelman is the author of a novel, John the Revelator, a collection of short stories, Communion, and three poetry collections, This Is the Story of His Life, Americana, and In Order to Form a More Perfect Union, all published by Black Lawrence Press. His hybrid memoir, Self-Helpless: A Misfit's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, is available through Outpost 19. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Posit, DIAGRAM, Blackbird, Quarterly West, New Orleans Review, and other places, and he's received artist's fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where he directs the Creative Writing program at the Alabama School ...more

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John the Revelator

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Pilgrims: A Love Story

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Communion: Stories

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In Order to Form a More Per...

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Americana

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Somebody Take Me Home

Somebody take me home through those Alabama pines
— “Alabama Pines,” Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit





I came to Alabama in 1996, under circumstances I’d rather forget. I was burdened by the notion that I was an artist, an undiscovered genius. For some reason, I thought it was reasonable to come here to be discovered. I have discovered in my time here that I’m not a genius, and I’m not as good a writer

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