Who I Am

I live in Washington, D.C., but I’m really from the Midwest. The cold part of the Midwest.

I love books and art and politics and grammar and theater and music and video games and history and technology and all kinds of movies, especially monster movies and noir and spaghetti westerns and the Marx Brothers.

I have a lot of literary heroes.  A partial list: Lu Xun, Italo Calvino, Wallace Stevens, Mo Yan, Phillip K. Dick,  E. Nesbitt, Faulkner, Melville, Beckett, Pinter, Dostoyevsky, Ashbery, Ionesco, Dinesen, Rimbaud, Kafka, Woolf, Hemingway, Hopkins, Valery, Borges. And a million others I’m forgetting.

My political hero is the late Senator Paul Wellstone. My favorite superhero is Batman.