When Work Doesn’t Love You Back
Reflecting on my personal work history, I’ve learned that searching for a job I love has often kept me from balance in my creative life.
What if the thing I love doesn’t love me back?
A traveling salesman, really?Sounds like a job from another era . . . gagged
Dale Corvino's short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including online at the Rumpus and Salon. He received the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award for Fiction, and won the 2018 Gertrude Press Fiction Chapbook contest. Worker Names was published in 2019. Recently, he reflected on his visit to Santiago, Chile during the massive popular uprising and the legacy of queer writer Pedro Lemebel for the Gay & Lesbian Review. Upcoming publications include a chapter in Handbook of Male Sex Work from Routledge Press (UK) and a contributing essay to the Matt Keegan project 1996, from New York Consolidated / Inventory Press.
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