SL Heitz

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Industry Government
Location Chicago suburbs, IL, United States
Introduction I have an MFA from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and a PhD in creative writing from University of Illinois at Chicago. Although I greatly miss interacting with the many smart and creative people one finds in an academic setting, I do not miss teaching or grading. Currently, I work for the federal government in an IT center so super-secret, it does not appear on any map.
Interests poetry, publishing, anime, greyhounds, working on my 1950's ranch house, fiction, NaNoWriMo, smart literary discussions, reality TV, reading, books

Radio wire is often used to make bird nests. What station do they listen to?

I have to think that birds are total music snobs. Although they must love the standards and traditional songs, when they perform, they have to make the song their own. They modify and create music for all the reasons we do: to claim territory, to find love, to delight in the sound of one's own voice.