Michael Welch is a daily editor for the Chicago Review of Books. He was a finalist for the 2019 Breakout 8 Writers Prize, the winner of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Florence Kahn Memorial Award, and the author of the chapbook, But Sometimes I Remember. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Kenyon Review Online, Iron Horse Literary Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. Find him at www.michaelbwelch.com and @MBWwelch.
“I count on memory to work as a kind of filter, and I trust that what sticks in the filter, even if I don’t know why it’s there, is there for a reason.” Michael Welch talks with Larry Watson about his new novel and a career of writing the High Plains.
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