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Something that Looks Like a Story: A Conversation with Selena Anderson

In this new monthly column, writer and Catapult instructor Jessica Wilbanks sits down with a diverse range of contemporary writers to take a close look at the craft choices they made while writing a single short story, essay, or poem.

I thought that was a funny problem to have. She can’t refuse a gift because it’s rude. Manners mean a lot to Joy. Also, she’s not really in any position to refuse help. Ha! Her life is a mess and here her mama comes with a mirror.

Jessica Wilbanks is the author of When I Spoke in Tongues. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Longreads, Ninth Letter, and The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014 Edition. She lives in Houston, where she’s working on a novel and teaching writing workshops.