I would love to move closer to ideas where I am a part of the audience.Read more
I really enjoy the texture of toothed papers and the weight of books in my palms.Read more
I started with the girl and what she could be feeling to let her moments unwind.Read more
Thus writing in english is a constant act of approximation for someone who has lived in more than one language;Read more
One of the best notes I ever got about an angry poem was that I sounded like if the universe was your mom and your mom was mad at you.Read more
This song marks a reversal for me: the defect isn’t with me, or with others. I am empowered to make space for others, and stretch boundaries of inclusion in my spheres of influence.Read more
The writer Lorrie Moore calls the feeling I felt that day “the consolations of the mask,” where you make a place that doesn’t exist in your own life for the life your life has no room for, the exiles of your memory.Alexander Chee, How To Write An Autobiographical Novel: Essays
Notes on Twenty-Five is a hand-cut, hand-bound zine featuring 25 poems.Read more
What does the creative process sound like between you?
It’s sometimes as if Natalie and I are speaking different languages that we can each understand more or less.
I don’t know if I could ever work on my own, now that I’ve experienced working so closely with another person.Read more
But beautiful things, as Matisse shows, always carry greetings from other worlds within them … The requirement for plenitude is built-in. The palm will always be found.Elaine Scarry, On Beauty and Being Just