Sarah Lyn Rogers

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Sarah Lyn Rogers is an NYC-based writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the editorial assistant for Soft Skull Press, a contributing editor for Catapult, and was formerly the fiction editor for The Rumpus. She is the author of Inevitable What (Sad Spell Press 2016), a poetry chapbook focused on magic and rituals, and was the 2014 winner of the Academy of American Poets' Virginia de Araujo prize. 

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Cover Photo: The AOL lego: a simple and flat illustration of what is meant to be a human running away
When the Internet Still Felt Like a Place, I Went There to Forget About My Body

On the internet, I didn’t have a body. It was like astral projecting into a secret treehouse with other non-embodied weirdos.

Dec 16, 2020
Cover Photo: An image of people gathered around a bonfire at a beach in the calm of night, blurred as the flames reach toward the sky.
Podcasts and Tarot Reading Showed Me How to Be Real Instead of “Good”

It is not enough to be pretty. It is not enough to be obedient, or deferential, or useful. Being not a problem is not enough for a person to live on.

Apr 13, 2020
Cover Photo: A screencap of ASMRtist and Youtuber, The Lune Innate, speaking to the viewer and moving her hand across the image. She is standing in front of a glowing, soothing purple background, fading into oranges and reds as though picking up on their energy, or like an overexposed photo.
You’re in Good Virtual Hands: On ASMR, Anxiety, Relaxation in the Side-Hustle Economy, and Being Baby

In this strange territory of dorkiness, role-playing, and absurd props, there is something like real magic, and it makes me shiver.

Jan 30, 2020