Notes From a Young Professor: Writing and Teaching Through Charlottesville’s Culture Wars
The police are there, expecting us, academics in revolutionaries’ outfits.
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’s fiction, essays, and reportage have appeared or are forthcoming in McSweeney’s, The Paris Review online, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, Guernica, AGNI, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and others. Emma's work has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, named to Longreads' list of Best Crime Reporting 2017, and chosen as a notable story for the Best American Short Stories 2018. Her first book, THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL, is forthcoming from Hachette Books in 2020. She lives in Philadelphia, and co-directs Blue Stoop, a community hub for the literary arts.
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