Why I Wanted to Write About Anger
I want to write about space and time, and feeling like somehow we’ve always had less of it than our male counterparts.
I was going to write an essay about anger. For months now, it’s been what I think about the most. It’s what I talk about with friends in quiet corners, mulling in the halls before or after faculty meetings, on our couch over orders of Thai food.
the muscle—Walk around,take in the world.
say the thing.Youyou
Lynn Steger Strong's first novel, Hold Still, was released by Liveright/WW Norton in March 2016. She received an MFA from Columbia University and her non-fiction has been published in Guernica, LARB, Elle.com, Catapult, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. She teaches both fiction and non-fiction writing at Columbia University, Fairfield University, and the Pratt Institute. Lynn's second novel, Want, is forthcoming from Henry Holt in spring 2020.
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