The language for creativity

It’s a frequently cited trope that art derives from experiences of suffering and pain. The discussion of the conditions for the creation of great art is usually a tired one, painted in broad strokes with its participants citing heartbreak, conflict, suicide, poverty. But the following passage from Ocean Vuong’s novel, On Earth We’re Briefly GorgeousContinue reading “The language for creativity”

Say Their Names

Like so many others, I’ve spent much of the last week sitting with sadness, anger, anxiety, and great discomfort, catalyzed by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police. This moment in my country’s history feels both unprecedented yet so familiar. Set against the backdrop of a pandemic that isContinue reading “Say Their Names”