Margot Kahn's first book, Horses That Buck, is the biography of an old rodeo cowboy. She is the recipient of a Hertog Fellowship from Columbia University, the Ohioana Library Association’s Walter Marvin Rumsey Award for a promising writer under 30, the High Plains “Best First Book” Award and individual artist awards from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the King County Arts Commission. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and has worked professionally as a journalist, speechwriter and arts administrator. She currently curates creative writing programs at Richard Hugo House in Seattle, Washington.
Aunt Judy’s a teenager and my grandmother takes her shopping at Mays Department store in Downtown Brooklyn. Nana chooses the item she wants, then leans close to Judy. “Watch this.” Nana trumpets: “This is too expensive! I’m not paying this much!” A clerk says, “Ma’am, that’s the price.” “Oh, no! You’re not doing that to […]
“That’s it. I’ve had it.” Staring at the dirt encrusted window I made up my mind to cheer myself up. After September 11, 2001, my job relocated from a building overlooking the World Trade Center to the industrial center of Long Island City – the old Bloomingdale’s Warehouse on a concrete hill overlooking the Long […]
On weekends it’s a tossup, either my wife or I go on expedition for our Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and this was my turn. Because I knew the usual place on Queens Boulevard was closed for repairs I had to head down to the one on 61st in the Woodside valley. On the way back I […]