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Urban Waite


Urban Waite is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Terror of Living, named one of Esquire’s Ten Best Books of the year. His short fiction has appeared in the Best of the West anthology, the Southern Review, and other journals. He has degrees from the University of Washington, Western Washington University, and Emerson College. His latest novel, The Carrion Birds, an Indie Next Pick, is in stores now.


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The Unsaid Meaning of Writing: Don’t Write

On a recent trip out of New York, headed home to Seattle, where my wife and I share a house and also where much of my writing is done, I found myself on the jet-way leading from the terminal to the airplane. The passengers were backed up single-file along the tunnel, not in any uniform way, but in that impatient, lean to the right then lean to the left then look down the row toward where they should have been five minutes before kind of way. It’s intimate in a way only elevators are intimate. Everyone so close you can […]