sweater weather

essays about literature, culture, and so many feelings.
Created 26 Jul 2019
  • black at the met
    13 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 35 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....
  • rooney toons in ikea
    07 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 36 3
    Hello friends— No real letter this week because I published a review of the new Sally Rooney novel Beautiful World, Where Are You in the New York Times. It’s cover of Sunday’s book review, so look for...
  • the nest is prestige mumblecore
    30 Aug 2021 • 16 min read • 41 3
    Hi friends— I’ve been thinking about Jude Law in The Nest since I first saw the film late last year or early this year, whenever it became available on streaming services. The first image we get of hi...
  • the chair is peak jeans in church culture
    27 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 82 20
    Hi friends— Just a short letter this week as I am moving. Next week’s letter about The Nest is still…very in progress, haha. Also, my interview with Adroit Journal went live. It was a fun convo, done ...
  • bobos in ikea
    17 Aug 2021 • 14 min read • 96 44
    Photo by Rendy Novantino on Unsplash Hello friends— On Friday, I officially move to New York. For much of the last month, I’ve been looking at furniture and trying to imagine myself as a different kin...
  • massachusetts holy ghost
    11 Aug 2021 • 13 min read • 124 13
    Photo by Aubrey Odom on Unsplash A little update: My introduction for Percival Everett’s Erasure was published in The Telegraph. It’s paywalled—not my choice!—but you can read if you have a subscripti...
  • un petit update iv
    05 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 26 3
    Photo by Daniil Kuželev on Unsplash Hello friends— Firstly, thanks so much for reading and sharing the last letter! I didn’t know what to expect after such a long layoff, but wowee. Very grateful that...
  • a dark room on the other side of the world
    03 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 90 18
    D.H. Lawrence by Elliott & Fry Hello friends— Long time, no see. I took a bit of a hiatus to promote Filthy Animals and to do some inner accounting. I’m moving to New York in a couple of weeks, after ...
  • the tiny white people in our heads
    11 May 2021 • 14 min read • 94 14
    Photo by Stefano Pollio on Unsplash Hello friends— In 1967, MoMA published In Memory of My Feelings, a posthumous illustrated volume of selected works by the poet Frank O’Hara. The illustrations were ...
  • un petit update, iii
    07 May 2021 • 2 min read • 43 4
    Photo by Khara Woods on Unsplash Hello friends— Happy Friday and all that. Just coming at you with a few nibs and nubs. Kiese Laymon, human genius, is joining the faculty at Rice University, and I sud...
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