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Nick Fuller Googins

Nick Fuller Googins is a teacher, a foot soldier for the Green New Deal, and the least-talented trombone player in any given hundred-mile radius. His writing has been featured in The Paris Review, Oxford American, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Venice, California.

— From December 2020
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Maine Escapes

The deckhand helps where he can. He flips a few lobsters right side up. He tucks a stray antenna away from the pinch of the crate’s hinges. The lobsters, when he holds them, emit a faint buzzing noise — sort of like a scream, if you think about it, and the deckhand does.

December 2020
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