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Finding Light in the Dark :: Courtney Sender

“In my first year of graduate school, I humiliated myself. A hip young male professor had us reading Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, a play that prominently features jail-cell torture, patricide, and countless other forms of violence. My professor said that this is what good writing does: uncovers the darkness in us all. I raised my hand and told him that I don’t think I have that kind of darkness in me…”

Read the rest by Courtney Sender in her essay “The Ability to Desire a Thousand” available on this month’s Glimmer Train Bulletin.

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