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Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Nonfiction at the University of Iowa. Laymon is the author of the novel Long Division (Agate Bolden, 2013); a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America (Agate Bolden, 2013); and Heavy: An American Memoir (Scribner, 2018), from which “Quick Feet” is adapted.