It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique.
— Conan O'Brien, Dartmouth College Commencement Address, June 12, 2011
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Who am I?

My name is Hal Sundt and I am a writer and teacher living in New York City. My profiles and essays have appeared in The RumpusThe Classical, Inventors DigestCatch & Release and Wilder Voice. I have an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, where I also work as an instructor in the Undergraduate Writing Program and a consultant in the Writing Center. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments!