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. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Oberlin College, where I graduated in 2012. I have an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, where I also taught writing. My profiles and essays have appeared in The AwlThe RumpusEephusThe Classical, Fiction Advocate and Away. I am working on a book about failure.