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Heather Ryan

  • Heather Ryan earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of Oregon in 2006. She's written for Salon and Wondertime, among others. She also writes the blog Terrible Mother, and is working on a memoir about single parenthood, academia and the writing life. She teaches writing at the University of Oregon.

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  • Conversations with America: Heather Ryan

    Heather Ryan and her daughter

    It's a crazy time for an election. Politicians are facing their worst nightmare: Responding to dire news right before angry voters go to the polls. And voters will most likely be angry about the economy. For a few weeks now, we've been bringing you essays from folks around the country about what they think should be on voters' minds this election. Our next piece comes from writer Heather Ryan of Eugene, Ore.

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