Silver Linings (62) More On How We White People (Even With The Best Intentions) Continue To Uphold White Supremacy Culture And How We Can Educate Ourselves Not To And Take Action

On my run today, I listened to this excellent, revelatory  podcast, entitled "Race Traitor: Who Taught You To Be White?" the first of a miniseries, from The Heart, a community of writers, radio makers, and artists committed to radical feminist artmaking.  I highly recommend it. And I also recommend this article on the history of …

Silver Linings (61) On Doing Battle (In Gratitude) With Life’s Irreducible Darkness

Over the weekend, Erin, in London, sent me this powerful, heartening essay entitled "Why Some of Us Thrive in a Crisis" by Vivian Gornick. In it, Gornick turns to Natalia Ginzburg in search of some understanding of what is happening to us in this very strange time. Ginzburg speaks to me at all times, but …

Silver Linings (59) Tell Me About A Complicated Man & Persephone Books

I am a huge fan of Emily Wilson--and was beyond honored to see my name next to hers in the Guggenheim Fellowship translation category. How she thinks about, and advocates for, translation has done so much for the art and practice. She has also, with her translation of The Odyssey, led us to rethinking how …