OPINION Lloyd Robson

NWR Issue 101

What Rhymes with Yonkers?

My wife tells me we are attending the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Boston. She says it’s a big thing, it will be good for my career. I argue there is no proof of me having a ‘career’ but she won’t have it. She has two weekend passes and her employers are paying for the hotel, all I have to cover is my train fare and beer, so there’s really no grounds for refusal.

I remind her I hate Boston, I’ve had some tricky experiences there, but she has made her decision: Boston it is...

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