Alan Heathcock

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Alan Heathcock
Marfa, Writer
Summer 2012

“I would take long bike rides every day to keep my hamstrings from shriveling, and the stark landscape, the passing freight trains, the cracked roads and the thunderstorms all helped me along.  Every day felt like an adventure, in and out of my imagination… I tried and failed to see the Marfa Lights, and failed as well at seeing a javelina.  What I did not fail at, day after day, was the work…I wrote and thought with a clarity I’ve rarely achieved, all while under the roof you provided.”

Alan Heathcock

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