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Much ado about nothing: ready-made ideas will never endow mediocrity with talent; on the contrary, an original writer will at all costs set himself his own task.

Lev Shestov, “Anton Chekhov: Creation from the Void,” 1916

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ben Pfeiffer’s writing has appeared in The Brooklyn RailThe Paris Review Daily, and The Kansas City Star, among other venues. He is also the Interviews Editor at The Rumpus. He has taught creative writing for seven years, including at the University of Kansas, where he completed his MFA, and where he served as a founding editor at Beecher’s.

He teaches graduate courses in writing and publication at Park University in Kansas City and is writing a book about World War I.

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READ BEN’S WRITING

The Rumpus
The Brooklyn Rail