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Anara Guard

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Anara Guard grew up in Chicago where her first job was tending the corner newsstand for a penny a minute while Carl the Newspaper Man ate his lunch at Steinway's drug store. Her debut novel LIKE A COMPLETE UNKNOWN will be published in March 2022. She studied writing at Urban Gateways Young Writers Workshop of Chicago with Kathleen Agena, Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts with Norman Corwin, St. Joseph's College with Stu Dybek, Bread Loaf Writers Conference with Robert Cohen and Alix Ohlin, and the Community of Writers. She graduated from Kenyon College and Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston. She is the author of the novel, "Like a Complete Unknown" (2022), two collections of short stories, "Rem ...more

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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
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