An Open Letter to the Literary Community, American Letters are in crisis. With the recent election, I’ve seen our community struggle with all the things we got wrong. For decades, we’ve told young writers not to be “political” in their writing, which somehow transformed into “don’t write about anything important. Only write in ways that … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Literary Community
Originally appeared in Grist Journal Issue 6 (2013). Top 25 Most Played You discovered this odd option on iTunes a few years back when you still lived in Illinois. iTunes had a preset playlist of your top 25 most played songs. You clicked and expected Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses, and The Pixies. You were … Continue reading Top 25 Most Played
This essay originally appeared in Yemasse Issue 19.2 (Spring/Summer 2012) Bethany Is Dead You can’t touch death. You can’t hold it in your arms. You can’t stroke it. It’s not a tree or a fork or a puppy. It’s like zero, which seems like a number, but isn’t really anything at all. It’s the air … Continue reading Bethany Is Dead
I can't really get into the reasons why this is a VITAL Question, but please, dear readers, comment below to say what kind of witch you think I am. If you know me in person, know me professionally, or only know my work, it's fine. Please, be honest and describe what sort of witch you … Continue reading What Kind of Witch Am I?
So these posts were all disappearing into the ether as I made more of them, so I tried to bring back the "blog" portion of the page, not that I wanted to call it a "blog." So now I'm trying to see if new posts will archive to the page I put back or not. … Continue reading Another Dang Test
what they are talking about most of the time. That's fine. I'm the one who dove right into making this author site without bothering to learn much before I got started. Looks like I probably need to make these little posts on the regular, but maybe that is also a lie... Basically, I think I … Continue reading No One Knows