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Huntington Beach, CA
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About Descant:

I sing, I take photographs, I write the first page of each of five hundred novels, I think about writing the second page, and I argue politics with any random person who just happens to be passing. That is, when I don't have my nose buried in a book.

Articles and Art by Descant:

Fiction section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
A Conversation
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Beaver Creek 2
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Beaver Creek
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Teton Mountains in Thunderstorm
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Jenny Lake
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Setting Sun and Geyser 3
Photographs section, Teen Ink

Descant's Favorite Personal Quote:

"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened" –Albert Camus

Favorite books: The Plague, The Stranger, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Fahrenheit 451, The Hero and the Crown, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Great Gatsby, The Chosen, Pride and Prejudice, The Bean Trees, and too many more to list 
Favorite authors: Albert Camus, Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Robin McKinley (I know her work doesn't really fit with the rest of the list, but nostalgia is a powerful thing and my young mind was nourised on fantasy novels) 
Favorite music albums: Revolver-The Beatles, Thud-Kevin Gilbert, So-Peter Gabriel, Graceland-Paul Simon, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars-David Bowie, Who's Next-The Who 
Favorite movies: A Hard Day's Night, The Princess Bride, Galaxy Quest, The Chorus, Once, Joyeux Noel, Pixar movies 
Favorite TV shows: Jeopardy!, Doctor Who, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Mad Men 
Favorite hobbies: reading/writing, chorus, photography, drawing, hiking, swimming 

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