Cover Photo: Hands at a pottery wheel, throwing a draft out of clay
Photograph by Earl Wilcox/Unsplash

How Pottery Taught Me to Love Writing First Drafts

I reveled in the circularity of pottery: All mass—all creative matter—was conserved.


Not sure I’ll keep many of theseI guess I like this one okay? I’m going to make more like this one tomorrow.

Get a move on!

Cry Wolf


Erica Berry is a writer and teacher from Portland, Oregon, with essays in The Yale Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Gulf Coast, and other publications. Her first book, CRY WOLF, is forthcoming from Macmillan in early 2023.