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THE OTHER SIDE: a powerful portrait of rape and recovery


The Other Side: a memoir

By Lacy M. Johnson

Tin House; July 15, 2014

$15.95, 219 pages

In a time when the issue of violence against women has once again become part of the common conversation, with Republican politicians and pundits expressing dismaying lack of knowledge and sensitivity about rape and women’s sexuality, Lacy Johnson’s new memoir, … 1,433 more words

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Our Endless Numbered Days - US Cover

I’m so excited to finally be able to share the US cover for my novel, Our Endless Numbered Days. It was designed by Jakob Vala… 340 more words

Our Endless Numbered Days

The Indelicate Editor - But I get A's in All My Other Classes

by Gayle Towell

Successful writers are the biggest skeptics of their own work. Once you start assuming you’ve totally got this, then you start slipping. I personally always push forward with the assumption that there is more I could learn. 844 more words



The first time I saw a spoken word poet was in New York City. I knew nothing of it and I don’t know why I went. 508 more words


This One Time At Writers Camp

Great art is clear thinking about mixed feelings.
—WH Auden

During a recent Pacific Northwest heat wave, two hundred writers gathered nightly in a woodsy outdoor auditorium at Reed College to hear readings by some of the nation’s most prominent authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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This is Not a Food Blog

The last two weeks have been bizarre. Not in any negative way, but in the surreal, unforgettable, “how is this my life?” style. I attended the Tin House Writer’s Workshop at Reed College, workshopping with a writer I’ve idolized all through my MFA, THE Jo Ann Beard. 655 more words


Clusters of sequin at the bar

I want to embrace whatever is firmer and bigger than myself.
Like the sound of the wind around the tent
or everyone inventing their own colloquial happiness,

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