Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What Kind of Person Are You?

I have a new essay up on The Nervous Breakdown about race, creative writing programs, and the importance of imagining across racial boundaries.

In related news, this video is really funny:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ten Books

Over the last year or so I have read a lot of books. There have been a relative few, however, that I loved unequivocally, that have stayed with me, informing the way I view the world and operate within it. They are:

Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
Open City by Teju Cole
The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter
Notes from No Man's Land by Eula Biss
Magic Hours by Tom Bissell
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
The Art of Cruelty by Maggie Nelson
The Gift by Lewis Hyde