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Walter Biggins
Works at University of Georgia Press
Attended Millsaps College
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I go long, find connections b/w Marc Maron's standup & #MadMaxFuryRoad:

A friend asked me today if I hurt my sides from laughing so hard at Marc Maron, and I had to answer yes, I did, from about the 30-minute mark through the rest of his set. It was, I think, this particular joke that set it off: Maron is stalking the stage,…
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The way I read, prompted by a meme:

Over at The Millions, Hannah Gersen got the ball rolling: Several months ago, The New York Times published an essay about a 36-question interview devised to make strangers fall in love. The questions presented here are designed with a more modest goal: to…
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Commonplace (once again, Wendell Berry):

“Only the present good is good. It is the presence of good—good work, good thoughts, good acts, good places—by which we know that the present does not have to be a nightmare of the future. ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand’ because, if not at hand, it is…
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"Soccer Moms," a story from long ago, that's attached to strong memories:

Author’s note: This is the oldest story I’m showcasing here, originally dating from a college workshop taught by Ellen Douglas in Spring 1999. I always associate it with her, and it always makes me a little tearful to revisit it—as I’ve done many times…
Author’s note: This is the oldest story I’m showcasing here, originally dating from a college workshop taught by Ellen Douglas in Spring 1999. I always associate it with her, and it always makes me...
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"Big Black Bear," another failed short story but at least it's a dreamy one:

Author’s note: In early 2012, reeling from three D’s (divorce, depression, and debt), I tried to jumpstart my fiction by committing myself to writing three short pieces a week. It could be haiku or flash fiction or prose poem, but I had to start & finish…
Author’s note: In early 2012, reeling from three D’s (divorce, depression, and debt), I tried to jumpstart my fiction by committing myself to writing three short pieces a week. It could be haiku or...
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Digging for Yukon Gold: Celebrating 10 years of my blog:

I’m no good with anniversaries. I forget the birthdays of my friends, parents, siblings, relatives, acquaintances. I semi-dread my own. The first anniversary of my marriage went OK; the second anniversary was just after we had filed for divorce, and that…
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Let's explore Buster Keaton together, shall we? Details:

Ed. note: As a reference, here’s the first series, on the Zatoichi film franchise, which featured an introductory essay. There must be someone, somewhere, who has seen Buster Keaton in action and actually dislikes him. I feel sorry for that poor soul, and…
Ed. note: As a reference, here’s the first series, on the Zatoichi film franchise, which featured an introductory essay. There must be someone, somewhere, who has seen Buster Keaton in action and a...
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A few haiku, from various springs:

Fireflies Blinking light onto the night lawn— Ambulances gliding by The flu bug attacks my sphincter, throat, and nostrils— wasp in the spring blooms From the bouquet of pencils in my coffee mug, I pluck a ripe bloom. A chopped onion leaves its smell on…
Fireflies Blinking light onto the night lawn— Ambulances gliding by The flu bug attacks my sphincter, throat, and nostrils— wasp in the spring blooms From the bouquet of pencils in my coffee mug, I...
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"Gaytonia"--okay, a story I'm actually sorta proud of:

Author’s note: In August 2012, I went to Long Beach, CA, to attend the memorial service of an old friend. Ted F. was the father of a boy who, at one time, was my best friend. My friendship with the father outlived the one with his son. I admired him…
Author’s note: In August 2012, I went to Long Beach, CA, to attend the memorial service of an old friend. Ted F. was the father of a boy who, at one time, was my best friend. My friendship with the...
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"Tollywander," a close-to-successful short story by yours truly:

Author’s note: I discovered Stephen Dixon in 2002, and he’s become one of my favorite writers. For a while, I was deep in the grip of his prose style. This story is Exhibit A: Long paragraphs, domestic drama, staccato dialogue, characters and actions…
Author’s note: I discovered Stephen Dixon in 2002, and he’s become one of my favorite writers. For a while, I was deep in the grip of his prose style. This story is Exhibit A: Long paragraphs, dome...
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"Margarita Salt"--an abandoned short story by yours truly:

Author’s note: I wrote the first draft of this sometime in Spring 2002, predating the blog by three years. I shopped it around to seven or eight journals, and got encouraging feedback—declines, but still…—from two editors. I sat on it until 2005, while…
Author’s note: I wrote the first draft of this sometime in Spring 2002, predating the blog by three years. I shopped it around to seven or eight journals, and got encouraging feedback—declines, but...
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Beer & Book #16 (and a preview, I guess):

Today’s beer: Lagunitas Imperial Stout Today’s book: Whitney Balliett’s Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz, 1954-2001 I’m preparing a milestone Sunday post by looking to the Master, and drinking a dark Oregon brew in his honor. Been thinking about my…
Today’s beer: Lagunitas Imperial Stout Today’s book: Whitney Balliett’s Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz, 1954-2001 I’m preparing a milestone Sunday post by looking to the Master, and drinking a ...
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Occupation
book editor, writer, walker, workshops, zine-making
Skills
writing, editing, slow reading, good conversation, cooking, mixing drinks with less than 3 ingredients, loving cats
Employment
  • University of Georgia Press
    Senior acquisitions editor, 2013 - present
  • University Press of Mississippi
    Acquisitions editor, 1999 - 2013
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Athens, GA
Previously
Jackson, MS - Dallas
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My blog: http://quietbubble.wordpress.com
Education
  • Millsaps College
    English, 1995 - 1999
  • TAG Magnet High School
    1991 - 1995
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