Essay in The New York Times

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This morning, I had an essay in The New York Times‘ Lives column. The essay appears in the magazine insert and also online.

Huge thanks to the editors for believing in the essay and offering great edits. Also, a big thank you to Melinda Josie for the great piano illustration.

I’ve never had so many people read my work before, which is exciting! But I’ve also never gotten incoherent hate-mail from strangers before, which is less exciting.

I imagine that people like Roxane Gay and Arthur Chu, who write really well about difficult and controversial things, must get a lot of unfriendly mail. I have so much respect for what they do.

Thanks to everyone who chimed in to offer congratulations or to let me know that they enjoyed the essay. It means a lot.

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About Micah Dean Hicks

Micah Dean Hicks is a Calvino Prize-winning author of fabulist fiction. His work has appeared in places like The New York Times, Kenyon Review, Witness, and New Letters, among others. His story collection Electricity and Other Dreams was recently published by New American Press and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
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