As a way to cope with rejection, I often repeated to myself: Focus on the work rather than the results.
We have the right to imagine what is possible beyond the systems that try to destroy us. Black and queer writers have long imagined worlds beyond this one.
For all her various contrived public personas and her possibly manufactured cult following, Taylor Swift is a modern day poet.
“The book is not straightforward, but it is expansive, and I don’t think the only way to make a story cohere is chronology.”
“Linking climate action and environmental protection to social justice action is essential. It is still possible to hope.”
“I was grateful for the beauty and for the reminders that there are seasons; that things change gradually and also suddenly.”
Nina Boutsikaris, Jessica Gross, Sarah Minor, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Tyrese Coleman, and Noam Dorr chat about what they’ve learned—and wish they’d known—about publishing with a small indie press.
“There were awkward motel and Airbnb moments involving my dog and other people’s pets. But I’m glad I have a record of those, even if I wasn't able to elevate them into art.”