The Situation

The Situation in American Writing: Courtney Maum

I have spent a lot of time recently preoccupied with the feeling that the end is somewhat near.

The Situation in American Writing: Chris Kraus

The art world reads less fiction maybe, but more philosophy and critical theory. Also, the art world reads poetry.

The Situation in American Writing: Molly Antopol

I often feel as if I’m writing not for a particular audience but for a better version of myself.

The Situation in American Writing: Blake Butler

The nebulous enemy is not terrorism, it is us. I mean that in the kindest way.

The Situation in American Writing: Eileen Myles

The desire to make a living as a writer is a true perversion in this culture but I think we need our perverts more than ever.

The Situation in American Writing: Yannick Murphy

You don’t become a writer to pay the rent. If you do make money at writing, then you’re not only a writer, you gain an extra word in your title, and you become a “lucky writer.”

The Situation in American Writing: James Boice

Books last forever — reviews don’t. Writers live forever — critics don’t.

The Situation in American Writing: Alex Shakar

People think that spirituality is about beliefs, but it isn’t. It’s about looking, as deeply as possible, into the believer. If literature has a function, for me, this approaches it.

The Situation in American Writing: Justin Taylor

I think our current economic system is a shambles and a sham. We’re all making do as best we can.

The Situation in American Writing: Geoff Dyer

When my latest book got copy edited and type-set, spelling and punctuation were fully Americanized — and it just didn’t work. I had to accept, albeit a little grudgingly, what an English writer I am.