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Notable Quotable: Justin Torres on journeying vs. stumbling

"I am suspicious of narratives that employ the 'journey of becoming' rhetoric. Perhaps some people live their lives with the intentionality and purpose of a medieval knight; not I. I don't journey. I stumble passionately. Often, I stumble passionately toward art and creative expression, often I stumble passionately toward heartbreak and messiness." -- Justin Torres

Read our complete interview with 2014 NEA Literature Fellow Justin Torres here, and visit his page on Writers' Corner to read an excerpt from his debut novel We the Animals. 




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