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I’m on a fishing boat crossing the Black Sea and all I can think about is you. Or rather, all I can think about is your father, who you said was murdered on a fishing boat, that the whole crew was murdered actually. I thought when you told me that, it […]

People You Loved Who Weren’t Me


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


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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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 ...