narrative allure

Or; the cause and solution to all my problems and a conceit about weaving. I’ve been consuming stories before bedtime. I know I shouldn’t. I know this from my attempts to read before bed, but I really need to cut myself off from narrative media of all kinds after 8 p.m. [File under: promises I’m … More narrative allure

a brief photo essay from cuttyhunk island

From June 2-9, I attended a writing residency on Cuttyhunk Island. What follows are a few images that attempt to capture the place, which was magical and enticing to someone who’s lived a land-locked life to this point. Margot Livesey’s The Hidden Machinery, a collection of essays on writing craft, will be released on July 4, and I … More a brief photo essay from cuttyhunk island

Short Relief

We’re on the doorstep of baseball season, which is, in short, a relief, and I am pleased to share with you the birth of Short Relief, a Monday-Friday column from the wonderful folks at Baseball Prospectus. What it is: a daily collection of two or three short pieces by a variety of writers. The content: think baseball-adjacent—ephemera, trivia, exploration. … More Short Relief