Ellis Purdie

Location Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Occupation Student/Teacher
Website http://artandthesacred.wordpress.com

About Me

I walk my dog a lot, read, am working on a Ph.D. in creative writing, teach, try to be decent at manual labor, love my wife, write fiction, want to try writing a novel real soon, dig mystic Christianity a la Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, Barbara Brown Taylor and the like, like coffee and donuts, you know...

Why do you write?

I want to do for others what my favorite authors have done for me.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Frederick Barthelme, Steven Barthelme, Tobias Wolff, Howard Bahr, Larry Brown, William Gay, Tom Piazza, Maile Meloy, The Russians: Chekhov, Dostoevsky, and Gogol, Marilynne Robinson, Flannery O'Connor, Ron Rash, Thom Jones, Gregory Orr, Alice Munro, Clyde Edgerton, Annie Dillard, Rick Bragg, Richard Bausch, Brad Watson, David James Duncan, Wendell Berry...

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James Robison – Jun 27, 2013

I like your long stuff but this short one works beautifully. Whoever passes on this will regret it.

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