Sam Pickering

Sam Pickering is from Nashville and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He teaches English at the University of Connecticut and has written twenty-five books, his most recent being Journeys, a collection of familiar essays, and A Tramp’s Wallet, an account of months spent in Australia.

The Last Exam

I’ve spent sixty-five years in school starting at four when I entered kindergarten. The time has come for me to leave the classroom. I’m living on the hallelujah side of life, as the gospel song puts it. When I wake…