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Requiem for the Living

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Jeff Metcalf

After nine years of fighting to keep his prostate cancer at bay, numerous treatments weren’t working for writer Jeff Metcalf. Doctors told him his days were numbered and with that scary forecast ringing in his ears, Metcalf started “cleaning the garage.” He sifted through old handwritten journals, collected his thoughts, and resolved to write one essay every week for a year. Metcalf joins us Wednesday to talk about those essays, his battle with cancer, and how writing has helped him “pay the piper.”

Jeff Metcalf is a professor of English at the University of Utah. His new book is called Requiem for the Living: A Memoir [Amazon|Indiebound].