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.
The day before my birthday was beautiful. It was one of those clear summer days in New York that somehow evades the typical humidity and the sun’s unbearable heat. Instead of roasting everything beneath it, the sun proudly showcased New York’s beauty. The pink and purple flowers on the High Line unfurled themselves towards the […]
The red-smocked amNY guy smiled wide and with a proud, “Good morning, big bro!” extended a copy of the subway newspaper my way. I stood there grinning sheepishly, neither taking the paper nor brushing him off. This was a breach of the rules of our relationship, not unlike showing up unannounced at a new fling’s […]
I am writing this on the laptop you stole from me. Remember? No of course you don’t. What an asshole you were! I had gone back to New York to visit my father at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Head Trauma Unit (he had fallen and bashed his brains in on the way to see Sondheim and […]