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  • Writer's pictureScott Parker

Dumb Runner

Tired of thinking, tired of thought, let me run dumb. 


Unthinkingly. Stupidly. Bodily. Physically. Naturally. Instinctually. 


Like a lion is chasing me or the path by the sea is home ground to my flexed foot and the sun is making promises to antiquity.


My bones know things my mind never will. The language my muscles speak is the truth.


If on the far side of exhaustion lies silence and on the near, possibility, I want to run right up to the line and keep myself there, an apprentice to the erotics of the run.


Desire, then, to be admitted to the elemental and to have nothing more to say.

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Asking for a Friend

I appeared on the podcast Asking for a Friend recently to talk about running and writing with Patrick Cook and Ethan Kanning. Check it out here.

Book Reviews

Links to several recent reviews from my On the Run column: On Going With (Lindsey A. Freeman’s Running) Fun, Fun, Fun! (Taro Gomi’s Run, Run, Run!) The Being and the Doing (Brendan Leonard’s I H♡TE RU

Author Spotlight

I did an interview with Aimee Ann for her website Red Headed Book Lover. Check it out here.

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