If I attempted to have a conversation with you today (and for some reason, I was very talkative), I need to apologize for making little to no sense. I stayed up ’til 5am watching election coverage, and caffeine only caused me to lose my breath when I spoke.

And to Kevin Barry, who kindly read short stories and spoke to the English Department about Doing Writing: I’m sorry I started crying during your reading of Across the Rooftops.