She had wanted nothing more than to live here. Now, chewed up wads of pink, yellow, and white gum stuck to the walls provided a mountainous landscape for roaches that had taken up residence in all the cracks they could find along the forgotten, once white walls. No one noticed.
“Music, the visual arts, and, predominantly, the writing of books have all been enduring interests, and the arrangement of these essays — long, brief, long, brief, long — is meant to mirror those concerns.”
Introduction by Jonathan Freedman from our Spring 2017 issue.
We never saw
such a beautiful house,
though it dipped toward the sea,
though it shook and creaked,
though it said to the rain: come in!
“I am influenced by people who are confident in the value of the information they have to share and are unapologetically themselves. I am inspired by artists who’s curiosity is never satiated; people who are interested in people in all of their grit, complexity, and beauty.”