Author Archives: Curtis Dawkins

Drunken Pony Blues

Drunken Pony Blues

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“Say you have a recurring nightmare where you see jets, planes, all manner of flying machines, and all of them crash. Eventually you come to understand, even while asleep, that any machine in flight is going to disintegrate in a fiery ball before your eyesmore

How to Get Drunk in Prison

How to Get Drunk in Prison

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What do people drink in prison? Anything that ferments is the short answer—and almost everything ferments eventuallymore

Nimble is Better

Nimble is Better

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“Everything published posthumously should come with a disclaimer: The author didn’t publish this when he/she was alive—they didn’t like it that muchmore

The Overrated and the Marginalized

The Overrated and the Marginalized

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“It is not a dubious honor to be read by housewives. What is a dubious honor is to appear on bestseller listsmore

Snafus and Expectations

Snafus and Expectations

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“Speaking of snafus: it was recently announced that the Bic safety razors inmates use to shave would be outlawedmore

The Hipsters Are Killing Us

The Hipsters Are Killing Us

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This seems to be their mindset: a preemptive philosophy to protect themselves from the irony of people like themselvesmore

The Hope We Seek

The Hope We Seek

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“And then this, by Tron, who was peering down the hallway with a mirror: ‘Jussin Beiba ever come prison, I fuck eem jus fo hell of itmore

The Wrong Questions

The Wrong Questions

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“There was always a light on in the evening, and the men coming back from chow would commonly joke that the crack-house was openmore

George Saunders’ Tenth of December

George Saunders’ Tenth of December

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“It becomes Kafka crossed with Modern Family—call it, Amazing Mundanitymore

Why so Blue and Lonely?

Why so Blue and Lonely?

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“His personal doubts were innumerable, though he forged ahead, which we like to think is profoundly Americanmore