Bruce Ballenger | The Sun Magazine

Bruce Ballenger


Bruce Ballenger’s recent essay “Return to the Typewriter” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received a notable mention in The Best American Essays. He lives in Boise, Idaho, and collects typewriters, though his collection has permanently stalled at nineteen.

— From May 2022
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Memory Of Clay

For all Dad’s skill with wood and tools, his life was sloppily built. Some sorrow whose origins I can’t name led him to consistently misread the ruler. What does a son do with the wreckage of his father’s life forty-six years after his death?

May 2022
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