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Min Straussman (he/they) is an essayist, poet, translator, and educator living in Paris. He holds a master's degree in comparative literature from the Sorbonne. Since 2017, he has been a regular contributor to Dictionary[dot]com and Thesaurus[dot]com where he writes about etymology and language. He's also an Assistant Translation Editor at ANMLY.

His work has also been published in Impossible Worlds, Hey Alma, and beestung. He has a book forthcoming on Paris, Walter Benjamin, and the connections between kabbalah and the urban environment. He is fascinated by the fragmented, the esoteric and all things related to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can follow him on Twitter @mintherose.

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