Forms are Fun

This past fall, theNewerYork, one of my favorite literary websites and purveyors of all things weird, launched a bureaucratic literature contest. The idea is that as theNewerYork builds its own experimental city of writing, this city clearly needs a governing body. And what is government without forms? The contest asked participants to "take the dull… Continue reading Forms are Fun

A Plea: Support theNewerYork’s Kickstarter

I feel like there are a few milestones every writer must hit to truly feel like a millennial writer. You have to start a blog. You have to publish on a lit website that you and your friends think is cool but that your parents have never heard of. You get your first paid writing gig--sure… Continue reading A Plea: Support theNewerYork’s Kickstarter

Field Report: Brooklyn Book Festival (Year Two)

Happy Brooklyn Book Festival! Yesterday felt like something of a holiday in my insulated literary world. For the second year in a row, I attended the Brooklyn Book Festival. Last year, I came to the event wide-eyed and newly living in Brooklyn. It was an overwhelming introduction that nonetheless left me excited for this literary path… Continue reading Field Report: Brooklyn Book Festival (Year Two)

Don’t Read This, Dad

There comes a time in every writer's life when she writes something she doesn't really want her parents to see. This is actually true of a lot of my work--it often veers into sexual territory, and by doing that, I deflate the preserved image my parents hold of me as still being only twelve-years-old. Well, it's… Continue reading Don’t Read This, Dad