As the New York Writers’ Coalition annual Write-a-Thon approaches, some thoughts on the role of creativity binges—and community—in the writing life.
The writer-activist on the qualities of silence, bearing witness to trauma, and seeking sustenance in the world’s fragile beauty.
Nothing could prepare me for America.
Remember. You are already Vietnamese.
Sarah Manguso on memory, mental illness and how writing “is like feeding the cassette tape through the machine one last time after it breaks”
Melissa Febos on her dominatrix memoir, teaching sexuality in literature, and what it takes to make a great sex scene.
What blooms in Brazil’s coastal desert.
The famed writer on life as Joseph Anton, the problems of free speech, and the importance of telling the ‘goddamn truth’.