Bad Romance: Writers and Suicide

“Writers have had a long, contentious, volatile romance with suicide. I searched them out in high school and then college, when my first book of poetry–grim and suicidal–was published. Like many depressed adolescents, I sought out fellow travelers[…]”read more

L. Lamar Wilson: Sacrilegion

“It is my hope that my work forces us to face our fears of HIV/AIDS. Life has brought me intimately close to facing my own, and I hope Sacrilegion gives readers their own sublime experience in the mirror.” Sylvia Plath once remarked, “I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I mustn’t say this, I like… read more

All the Pretty Ones

 “I don’t trust beauty anymore / when will I stop believing it?”                        – Reginald Shepherd To pretend that a conversation about beauty isn’t, in fact, a conversation about privilege is an act of privilege. When an emerging writer pens an essay praising Anne Sexton… read more