Bar­rett Swan­son earned his MFA in fic­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son and now teach­es lit­er­a­ture and writ­ing at Edge­wood Col­lege. His work has appeared or is forth­com­ing in Avery Anthol­o­gy, The Mil­lions, and Salt Hill, among oth­er places.
It’s Ironic, Isn’t It?
We shouldn't be so quick to blame irony for our waning political commitment. It's the symptom, not the disease.