Farmer/Writers – A new breed of slash

Yesterday’s New York Times had a great story (by Dana Bowen) on a new breed of slash: farmer/writers. And it had a killer headline “Old Macdonald Now Has A Book Contract.” The story begins with John Peterson, a farmer in Illinois, who spends the winter in Mexico writing:

Over the years he has written plays, short stories, a cookbook and a newsletter he sends to his customers. While his sideline may seem unusual, it places Mr. Peterson smack in the middle of an emerging literary movement: farmers who write. Read more.

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One Response to “Farmer/Writers – A new breed of slash”

  1. Chloe Says:

    Aw – he farms in a feather boa and a bee costume, but they used such a boring picture!

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