There Can Be No Us

Originally posted on The Squeaky Robot:
I’ve just now arrived in Phrae, a low-key town with airy teak houses and unpretentious local food. A car backfires in the distance every ten minutes or so. Locals emerge out of their dark shops as they see me walking by; they smile and wave while encouraging their timid…

Cycles of Dieting

Originally posted on sometypeofartist:
I don’t like my body. I’ve always been overweight, and I don’t expect myself to ever reach the hot, buff levels society expects me to be at if I’m to be considered an “attractive” person, but I would like to lose my gut. Over the past year or two, I can…

Setting the Bar Low

Originally posted on Sonya Huber:
I haven’t been able to write lately due to disrupted mornings, which has thrown me off and made me rusty. I have spoken and written about the hour-a-day writing routine, and I want to admit here in the privacy of the Internet that the bar is super low for that…

The Internet: IT’S MADE OF PEOPLE

Originally posted on King of States!:
People often toss around the idea that the internet is « not real life, » as though this thing — made by people to allow those people to share and interact with other people — is just the playtime before more serious business. The real business. I object. Here are some…

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Rethinking Stealing with Jamaal May

Originally posted on the minnesota review:
Jamaal May I spent a good chunk of February 5th with Jamaal May. In hindsight, I should have chugged a gallon of espresso in order to keep up with this fast-talking, passionate, Detroit-based poet. Over lunch with a few Virginia Tech MFA students, May gave away morsels from the…