St. Oswald’s Day Buying a ticket to ride the first ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge, the ticket seller’s window sign screams: “Leap Day!” I ask her. Then latte makers, the cigar-smoking pug walker, and the policeman with a bomb-sniffing beagle: “What is Leap Day to you? A holiday for card makers?” “If your birthday is […]Read more "St. Oswald’s Day"
Over Independence Day weekend we went camping in Crater Lake. When we checked in, next to the Pacific Crest Trail hiking box I had to Instagram in Wild homage, they handed us a pamphlet on the park. I unfolded its accordion creases to reveal the lake map framed in photos of wildflowers and mountain chickadees. […]Read more "The Day That Doom Went Viral"
It’s been less than a week since AWP 2014 wrapped this year in Seattle. The hangover is finally gone, my bags are finally unpacked and the list of books mentioned throughout the conference have been purchased. With a bit of distance from the debauchery, I present to you my AWP wrap-up, in a best of/worst […]Read more "An AWP Wrap-Up"
I have been thinking about bodies recently. I have been thinking about women’s bodies specifically. Throughout my life I’ve had a lot of relationships with my body: love, hatred, ignorance, misunderstanding, judgment, and fear. It’s only now that I have realized, and I know: I am my body. There is no separation from it: there […]Read more "In Our Bodies"