An essay by Tod Goldberg, administrative director of the Low Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, has been selected for inclusion in “The Best American Essays” series.
“When They Let Them Bleed” was published in Hobart magazine in March 2012. It recalls Goldberg’s childhood experience of watching boxer Duk Koo Kim die in the ring and the emotional impact of that on the scholar’s life.
“The Best American Essays” is part of the long-running Best American Series and recognizes the best essays published in American magazines and journals in the previous year. Goldberg’s essay was selected by series editor Robert Atwan and a guest editor, best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. The series is published by Houghton Mifflin Books.