Sam Edmonds Barks

4 Aug

The problem is, I want to write an essay for my grandfather, and I do want him to see it. And let’s face it – old people are sentimental. The problem is, I don’t know what will be more difficult: swallowing my pride and compromising my voice/integrity to please a great man in the final fractions of his life, or to write an essay that’s about how fucked up it is that we all have to lie to ourselves and each other at family reunions and basically illustrate to a 94 year-old child that “everything is okay; we’re all happy,” when we’re depressed, insomniac, gay, alcoholic, HIV positive, racist, lonely, out of our fucking minds, or whatever each family member has to deal with every day.

Sam Edmonds contemplates sentimentality in his nonfiction over at Bark

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2 Responses to “Sam Edmonds Barks”

  1. peter August 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    yes! glad you found his posts. so good.

  2. ce. August 4, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Yeah, man. I’ve been following his posts on Bark since around AWP. It’s a pretty solid blog.

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