Don’t Write Alone: Writing Life

On Beckett and Writing with a Brain Disease

When you’re sick, it’s tempting to yearn for how you once wrote. But thanks to Jess Thom, a British actor who performs in Beckett’s short play ‘Not I,’ I have begun allowing who I am today into my writing.

Journalism Taught Me to Ask for Help

As a journalist, I’ve learned that isolation is damning—something I don’t think the writer in me fully recognizes.

Jun 15, 2021
My Name Is Not Anna Steidel—But Her Name Is On My Wall

There is an award in my office that does not belong to me.

Jun 10, 2021
I’m a Nervous Wreck When I Write Prose

I am yet another poet writing a novel. Which is to say, I find myself in hell.

May 06, 2021
Writers of Color Reflect on Isolation

Since the onset of the pandemic, isolation has been, for good or bad, a major feature of life. Here you’ll find reflections from several writers of color, shared by POC United.

May 04, 2021
Learning to Write My Truth as a Deaf Queer Writer

The best thing that writing can do is to replace a shallow illusion with something more nuanced and closer to the truth.

Apr 26, 2021
Writing Is Time Travel

My writing gives the validation my younger self will need to believe in me, for me, during the years between now and when I won’t know how.

Apr 19, 2021