Here is a short list of some of the collections, blogs, and magazines that have really moved me this month.
CW: Trauma, Sexual Assault I was at a conference recently and one of the presenters pointed out that one of the ways to identify the presence of trauma or, more specifically, sexual trauma in a personal narrative is by looking for the moments where the narrative freezes. Where the voice goes cold or omits. WhereContinue reading “A Meditation on Trauma Writing”
The little spells to care for yourself.
So, one of my favorite things to have with me when I am writing or feeling unwell is tea. I keep a glass jar filled with loose-leaf tea in my kitchen. You know, next to the all-important coffee and pasta. For those of you who need something calming, here is my favorite recipe: Equal PartsContinue reading “My favorite tea”
It’s really difficult to find something to say when everything feels so important. How do you write about the internal processes of working through the publishing industry when it feels as though the world around you is falling apart? The truth is, it is all important. Literature and writing, in all of its forms, isContinue reading “Inadequacy”
I chose to cover the tattoo I got for him with a poppy. A big, red, opium-producing poppy. Wikipedia told me that poppies were symbols of remembrance. I knew I could never forget. I saved up the $400 from my pay checks at the makeup store while I researched the best artist. When I madeContinue reading “Tattoos”