Cover Photo: Zach Stern/flickr
Zach Stern/flickr

Notes From a Young Professor: Writing and Teaching Through Charlottesville’s Culture Wars

The police are there, expecting us, academics in revolutionaries’ outfits.

So gay

The ghetto

I have not always been as nowOh Thou timid one, do not let thy/Form slumber within these/Unhallowed walls/For herein lies/The ghost of an awful crime.

Touch me, and I’ll kill you

You have no idea how it feels to be on your own in your own home with the fucking phone and the mother of gloom in your bedroom.

Did anyone just see all that farm equipment walk through Clemons?

He’s bleedingHow does this happen?

Mi mi mi mi

Emma Copley Eisenberg is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She writes about queerness, Appalachia, ambivalence, having a body, and being alive. Her essays, fiction, and reportage have appeared/will appear shortly in Granta, American Short Fiction, the Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, Broadly, Fusion, 100 Days in Appalachia, Gulf Coast and others. She has received honors or residencies from Aspen Summer Words, Buzzfeed, Lambda Literary, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She lives in West Philadelphia.