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essays about literature, culture, and so many feelings.
Created 26 Jul 2019
  • emotional support trauma plot
    14 Jan 2022 • 28 min read • 60 5
    Photo by Jackson Simmer on Unsplash Hello friends— A few weeks ago, the iconic and legendary critic Parul Sehgal (whom I stan more than any other) published an essay seemingly about the prevalence of ...
  • happy accommodations
    10 Jan 2022 • 18 min read • 162 43
    Hello friends— I am back in Iowa for a little while, tying up loose ends. When I moved in August, there were no movers available in the state of Iowa or the adjoining Midwestern states who could move ...
  • martin luther's wordle starter
    06 Jan 2022 • 10 min read • 74 8
    Photo by Clarissa Watson on Unsplash Hello friends— Like many people, I have fallen victim to the newest trend among the terminally online: Wordle, a word-based game kind of like hang-man. The goal is...
  • these white people is wild
    07 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 65 18
    Succession, HBO Hello friends— Sunday night, instead of watching Succession as I normally do, I was in a car going down the FDR to visit a friend’s apartment. On the drive over, I was listened to a pr...
  • why the caged quadroon sings
    18 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 55 12
    Hi friends— There is always, upon encountering the protomorphic specters that haunt the work of the abstract expressionists, something disorienting. Particularly so in Franz Kline’s Untitled (c.1950-1...
  • all that vibes must converge
    12 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 67 8
    Oscar Isaac in Scenes from a Marriage, HBO Max. Hello friends— Some updates: I was interviewed at The Newstatesman I was longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize from New Literary Project alongside ...
  • some rural negro memories
    05 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 104 15
    Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash Hello friends— It’s Friday, and I am procrastinating on some rather important tasks. Just before 1PM, I got an important delivery. I had two copies of my birth certif...
  • process art vibes: Bergman Island, The Souvenir pt. II, and Succession
    02 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 36 7
    Vicky Krieps as Chris in Bergman Island, directed by Mia-Hansen-Løve Hello friends— Recently, I’ve watched two films about filmmaking. Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island and Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir P...
  • trauma is a ghost, who knew
    29 Oct 2021 • 12 min read • 157 43
    Photo by Kenrick Mills on Unsplash Hello friends— For the last half of October, I have been adapting my novel Real Life into a screenplay. After I graduated from my MFA program, I stayed an extra year...
  • black at the met
    13 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 41 11
    Hello friends— Tonight, in Brooklyn, I read at the Franklin Park Reading Series with my buddy Lincoln Michel and some other great writers: Alexandra Kleeman, Simeon Marsalis, and Marie-Helene Bertino....
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