Tag Archives: Nonfiction

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It’s easy to see the beginnings of things and harder to see the ends. I can remember now with a clarity that makes the nerves at the back of my neck constrict when New York began for me, but I … Continue reading

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Lost really has two disparate meanings. Losing things is about the familiar falling away, getting lost is about the unfamiliar appearing.There are objects and people that disappear from your sight or knowledge or possession; you lose a bracelet, a friend, … Continue reading

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History originates from a fantasy. This is why I choose to start from the end, the product, the exhaust catapulted from the lips of a factory line. What is the fantasy, but a performance of desires around power, yet more … Continue reading

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It is, perhaps, my way of making my life feel “in progress” rather than a sleeve of ash falling off a lit cigarette. from Bluets by Maggie Nelson

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Words change depending on who speaks them; there is no cure. from The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

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See how the periodic sentence uses parallel phrases to withhold its essential element; marked by suspended syntax, it places its final revelation right before the concluding period. Like the sentence, the people move forward, want resolution, seek conclusions, note parallels, … Continue reading

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The best realization I ever had was that the universe is basically indifferent to us. It’s neither for nor against us. And that indifference is a good thing, a really comforting thing. It’s consistent, you can really say that about … Continue reading

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