Progressive politics and privilege butting heads: that’s sort of where I like to live when I’m writing.
Did Congress know that as a result of Sputnik we were going to have a deconstruction-mad America?
I knew that I was going to talk about abuse, I wanted to leave it on the page, action by action, without much reflection.
Most of us make poetry from life, but the Paneros insisted on making life from poetry.
James M. Chesbro
“The daydream emerged as such an unbidden gift.”
In life, like love, or the shape of a story itself, time is fast and slow at once, compressed and expanded; it is never as simple or singular as a minute is long.
Laura van den Berg
I do sometimes feel that reading and writing is a way of preparing oneself [for death], as much as a person can be prepared.
It’s fun to see people talk about revolution seriously, because they can’t imagine anything else anymore and it’s starting to enter the consciousness.
I think a novel is the very best creative form for showing what the passage of time can be like.
By virtue of being the child of a migrant, Lorraine Hansberry understood something deep about all these spaces that were supposed to be hopeful.