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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

Teh Talks

Wandering To Inevitable Arrivals (ft. Penrose Press)

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.

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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