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Susan Bell is the author of The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself (W.W. Norton & Co., 2007), and co-author with Jason West of Dare to Hope: Saving American Democracy, a collection of essays on political activism (Miramax, 2005). Her writing has been published in Tin House, Vogue, and The London Sunday Telegraph. Bell is the writer and co-creator, with Mitch Epstein, of “What is American Power?”, a not-for-profit billboard and website project to encourage responsible energy production and consumption (launch: Ohio, April 22, 2010). For more about the project please click here. A former editor at Random House and Conjunctions magazine, she teaches at the New School’s graduate writing program in New York City, and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop in Portland, Oregon. For more information about Susan Bell’s work please go to her website.