I'm teaching an online writing course for The Loft next month, but right now enrollment is low and the class is in danger of getting canceled. Please share this with anyone who might be interested! I'm really looking forward to this class.
The subject is weird fiction, fabulism, and magical realism as emotional truth-telling powerhouses. We'll read some of my very favorite fiction and start writing our own 😊
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mh personal update after long absence
Alright y'all I'm back and better than ever.
1) survived grad school with a bunch of other writers; that's a fucking miracle in itself
2) living my partner and his fam on a farm for another month
3) wrote a poem almost every day in August
4) doing great considering I'm unemployed, there's a deposit check floating around in the mail system, I'm anxious af about poverty, and the world is cruel and full of jerks who don't care about other people
Mutual aid; climate disaster
The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People - Shareable
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a quiet revolution has been percolating on the island of Puerto Rico. What began as an impromptu community kitchen meant to help feed survivors in the town of Caguas quickly grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers (Centros de Apoyo Mutuo) with the ultimate goal to restore
The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People https://www.shareable.net/the-response-how-puerto-ricans-are-restoring-power-to-the-people/
I've only just gotten around to reading this book after knowing the author for a couple years, and I wish I hadn't waited. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner is a YA novel that explores grief, transformation, and sexuality. The prose is snappy and insightful, the characters so believably trapped in the teenage process of navigating change. It's also gay, antiauthoritarian, and low key about relationship anarchy.
The book might be hard to find, but read it if you can!
the idea that you can stop working and travel and engage in hobbies and stuff is a good-ish kind of dream but it's very much a limited I-got-mine dream and doesn't fit with the majority of human history.
... a better dream would be for all of us not to have to wait until we're nearly 70 (if we live that long) and if we've had a job that paid much more than average and we had a retirement plan and we didn't have life catastrophes, etc. etc. etc.
... what if we could all travel and engage in hobbies and also work but in life-affirming ways and didn't have to wait for a mixture of privilege/luck/exploitation and living long enough to make that happen.
Hella queer black womanist writer trying to make magic happen. Its like fetch but better. She/her/hers.
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