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Brooklyn, NY
Contributor, New York Times Magazine — New York Times

Writer, reader, critic. Recently in @Harpers, @NYTMag, @Awl, and @Tin_House. Writing a book for @RandomHouse about the science and superstition of ancestry.

Maud Newton • Like so many girl poets, I thought I would be... — Like so many girl poets, I thought I would be famous, and I thought I would be dead, and here I am, none of those things.-- Elizabeth Bachner, "Plathophilia: Rereading Sylvia," published on Bookslut (via bostonpoetryslam)

Maud Newton • A few nights later, I secretly hope that I might... — A few nights later, I secretly hope that I might be a genius. Why else can no amount of sleeping pills fell my brain? But in the morning my daughter asks me what a cloud is and I cannot say.-- Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation (via vintageanchorbooks)

Philip Connors on ‘Fire Season’ — To be a fire lookout, Norman Maclean once wrote, isn't a matter of body or mind, but of soul. Philip Connors should know. He's spent a third of each year for nearly a decade watching for smoke in the Gila National Forest.

Maud Newton • On March 5, Marie Mutsuki Mockett and I will be... — On March 5, Marie Mutsuki Mockett and I will be reading and talking about excorcising the past (all meanings of exorcise possible) at mcnallyjackson at 6 p,m. Marie's wonderful new book, Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye, is about death and grief and family and ghosts and so much more.

Book Review - 'Walk the Blue Fields,' by Claire Keegan - Review - — To assert the timelessness of a writer's work is to invite rebuttal a decade later. The history of literature is, after all, partly a history of trends. Even the language we use to talk about storytelling shifts from era to era.

Book-It Repertory Theatre — This comic road-trip adventure has been called Portis's real masterpiece. When protagonist Ray Midge follows the trail of his missing wife, her lover-and most importantly his blue Torino-he's besieged by tropical storms, scammers, and hippies as he makes his way on a wild ride from Arkansas to Belize.

Maud Newton • I have never truly been in love with anyone who... — I have never truly been in love with anyone who couldn't write a beautiful letter. By beautiful, I mean spontaneous and true, surprising and passionate. I mean that every word feels as though it was written especially for me and that when I reach the end I read the whole thing again, two or three or five times more, without stopping.

Elizabeth Bishop with her cat,... — deviatesinc: Elizabeth Bishop with her cat, Minnow, 1938 photos by Louise Crane "Darling Minnow, drop that frown, / Just cooperate, / Not a kitten shall be drowned / In the Marxist state." - Bishop, "Lullaby for the Cat," 1937.

Manhood and Moonshine — thebegats: tinglealley: Lowell grew up in North Carolina in a small tobacco town. His father was the youngest of eight, and when Lowell was a kid his uncles would talk a lot about another branch of the Allen family that lived over the mountains in Virginia.

Maud Newton • Every thought is a passing memory. — Every thought is a passing memory.-- According to Pema Chödrön, this is another way to phrase the second point of mind training (usually articulated, far less accessibly to me, as "regard all dharmas as dreams"). For "thought," you can substitute experience or desire or feeling, or, really, anything.
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Feb 26, 2015

@chasingray @hannahnordhaus This book sounds wonderful, and so germane to my project! I'm going to read it asap.

Feb 26, 2015

@bookmonger @judyblume Dunno about destiny but those books were so important to me, a solace in hard times. <3

Feb 26, 2015

omg @judyblume is following me on twitter and if only i could tell my nine-year-old self reading in the closet at midnight this would happen

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