Q:I read your article in buzzfeed. Our stories are so different but so much the same. I ended things with my abuser last night after ten years. But I still have such a distorted vision of things. How do you cope with that?
My “vision” has definitely changed and clarified over time. I hope you find support in your life to get through this difficult transition (friends, writing, and therapy have all helped me). Good luck to you!
Leigh Stein is the author of the novel The Fallback Plan, which New York Magazine called “a masterwork of the post-collegiate babysitting genre,” and a collection of poems, Dispatch from the Future, which was selected for Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Summer Books of 2012 list and the…
Interview with me for a poetry anthology geared towards teenagers! PLEASE EXCUSE THIS POEM
I recently called the Little Rock Police Department to ask about obtaining the incident report from the night my ex-boyfriend stabbed a man with a knife. “I wasn’t involved; I’m just a writer in New York,” I told the woman who answered the phone, as if I needed to clarify my relationship to Jason’s crime: far away, removed. As if to reassure myself that I was no longer the girl by his side, sharing the consequences of his transgressions.
I wrote about my troubled ex-boyfriend, and the last summer of his life, over at BuzzFeed. Thanks for reading (and sharing).
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The Book ReportTuesday, September 9 at 8:00
Reports on books by the people who’ve read them.
Featuring the prodigious multi-hyphenate Lux Alptraum and the exemplary literary citizen Alison B. Hart. Hosted by the indefatigableLeigh Stein and the…
I’m hosting this tomorrow night!
This is wonderful, I love Sheila:
”If you’re working as a writer, working is a kind of play. I feel like, if all day long you’re just applying yourself to what you’re most genuinely curious about or most excited about—if you do that all the time, work will emerge.”
Tonight I have a reading in Brooklyn
there’s something so romantic about
knowing when I need more from somebody.
Tonight, at 7pm, I’ll be reading poems written entirely from Bachelorette dialogue at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop. Facebook invite
Leslie Jamison at #BinderCon
Leslie Jamison, author of the New York Times bestseller The Empathy Exams will be one of our featured speakers at #BinderCon!
New to Leslie’s work? You can start by reading her essay, "Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain" in the Virginia Quarterly Review.
There is literally nothing I could be more excited about.
Whether you’re a later in life author, a new to the game editor, a mother with a book deal, a gender nonconforming poet, a full-time freelancer, or a producer proctoring the Bechdel test, we want you to share your experiences with other like-minded industry professionals!
We are currently…
I am organizing a conference for women and gender non-conforming writers this October in NYC. Please follow us on Tumblr! And check out our site. And get excited.