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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

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

This was adapted from my newsletter, Annagrams, which you should sign up for, so we can send overly personal emails to each other and talk about books and writing and life and probably Bob Ross memes. Enter your email address powered by TinyLetter   Like many people, I’m not terrific […]

Getting laid off (twice) was the best thing that happened ...

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Antonin Scalia “Naked impotence… pretentious liberty…ask the nearest hippie!”   Republican presidential candidates This isn’t over! I won’t stop until NOBODY has ANY rights.   Canadians Welcome, finally, to the 21st-century, America!   Those who compare everything to Hitler Lesbians are vegetarians. SO WAS HITLER. Coincidence?   Caterers across the […]

All reactions to the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage in ...

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A new newsletter is here! Apparently I can only do these like twice a year, but hopefully that will change as The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) turns more and more into a REAL THING (out January 2016!!!). Subscribe to newsletter here! And here’s the one from today. And soon, […]

All that she wants

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The latest installment of my and Kelsey’s lesbian sex haiku series on The Toast. This one = a summary of all lesbian movies ever made. And, and. I just turned in my manuscript for The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!). I don’t feel relieved at all! But January 2016. […]

Meet Gina Purrshon

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Illustration by Kelsey Beyer Very exciting news afoot. Until it’s finalized, however, here’s a teaser haiku: How to Pick Up a DIY Lesbian My life is so much better since I started rolling my own tampons.