"That’s the best thing about language: every time you use a word you are summoning so many other things—all the times that word has ever been used. I know this sounds a little psychedelic, but maybe I have an ancestor one hundred years ago who used this word that I choose to write now. What does it mean that everything that we are writing is recycled? Words are full of ghosts. Poetry is full of ghosts."
"I wanted you bare-breasted, snakes in your hands. I wanted you leaping and somersaulting the back of bulls. I wanted you swallowing raw hearts and rattling volcanic ash."
"As I was reading your story, I wondered if all art is created in a similar way—a wrong to be righted, an injustice to be unmasked, a journey of self to be undertaken—and I thought if not all art came to us in this way, then certainly a great deal of it. In that way, we discover that we aren’t alone in our pains—pains real and metaphorical. Art makes us less lonely, less afraid, and more powerful. Hurray art, right?"
psa : put that VSCO filter on your dick pic all you like but I *still* don’t want to see it.
Woman speaks out against misogynistic abuse and is met with misogynistic abuse from men who believe misogynistic abuse doesn’t exist and that she should stop making them look bad.