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I wrote this on a whim months ago and didn’t think much of it—I thought it was cheesy and obvious! And then recently I posted it on Instagram/Twitter and many people said it was their new favorite haiku. It’s also been retweeted hundreds of times, even by Dan Savage! So, […]

Are Lesbians Actually Zombies: A Graduate Thesis in Haiku


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I’m trying to post a haiku a day on Instagram until the book comes out on April 19. These aren’t from the book, hence they’re not (explicitly) lesbian or funny. I’ve been thinking of them as “little prisons of feeling.” I’m super fun at parties. Anyway. Follow along if you’re into that […]

Something is always far away



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I have read a lot about blurbs as I’ve been teaching myself book marketing and promotion, but I still frankly don’t understand the protocols. Are there really protocols? When should you write to people? What should you say? Should you aim big or be more realistic? Should you even bother […]

We got our first book blurb and it’s from Cheryl ...


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A month ago, New York magazine published my essay about being awkward at sex parties. It was very well-received and I was asked to do a few podcasts to talk about lesbian orgies and social awkwardness and sometimes haikus. I also received many “OMG me too!” messages, which was oddly comforting, […]

A wallflower at the orgy


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While floating around ideas for the back cover of The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), my editor challenged me to write a haiku description of the book. So obviously that’s what I’m doing instead of, like, trying to make money to survive. I can do that tomorrow. How often […]

Help me describe my haiku book in haiku?



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She was like the moon— I looked and looked but always she was part-hidden. ______ (Strictly speaking) I couldn’t know her well. And yet I did know her well. ______ I know the perfect arc of your spine the weapon of your mouth’s request. ______ I know the pools of […]

Haiku for (Long, Lost) Lovers


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Writing essays is one of my absolute favorite things. It’s deeply personal and engaging and you can fit in all the weird stuff that defies categorization otherwise. And because I’m reading the excellent Best American Essays 2015 (Cheryl Strayed has an amazing piece about pants, of all things), I thought I’d do a […]

My Favorite Essays of the Year (and Beyond)


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A while back, I did a haiku series for The Toast called “If Lesbian Porn Were Accurate.” Such as: Naughty Lesbian Babysitter Has Surprise for Dad When He Returns Home She let the kids stay up until 11 watching Harry Potter. * Hot MILFs Engage in a Steamy Clam Photo […]

If Lesbian Porn Were Accurate



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Poetry tends to get a bad rap in our culture, for its obtuseness, inaccessibility, and its pesky habit of making us think and feel things we maybe don’t want to think or feel. And yet poetry has the capacity to be the most life-changing of the arts. Poetry changes the way […]

24 life-changing love poems and the best times to read ...


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Why do some online dating messages get replies and others fall flat? Partly it has to do with how well you present yourself in your profile, but there is actually a science to sending messages that get better reply rates. Read on to learn the do’s and don’ts of sending a […]

What to say in a first OkCupid message