Kevin Haworth is the winner of this year's Columbia Journal Nonfiction Prize for the essay "Cut." Other recent prose appears or is forthcoming in Witness, Fourth Genre, Swink, Sou'wester, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He is the author of the novel The Discontinuity of Small Things and coeditor of Lit From Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing. What's defunct in his life? Bags and boards (but not the comics themselves), the scale needle at 130 pounds, a reason to use his high-release backhand.