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?
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