I will live in uncertainty. I will put myself out in the world without having a guarantee that everything will go the way I want. I will understand that the condition of […]
After My Friend Phyllis Shows Me the New York Times Obituary Headline: ‘Lou Michaels, All-Purpose Player, Dies at 80, Missed Kicks in ’69 Super Bowl.’
by Rosemerry Trommer When I die, let them write about all the mistakes I’ve made. Let them mention in the headlines how many rejection letters I’ve received from The Sun. Let them say, […]
The writer, poet, editor, and yogi Melissa Carroll on womanhood, body image, appearance, and culture. Read the whole wise, honest essay here. “I’m in sixth grade, playing in my backyard with my […]
Most of us try to start a new year by beginning (or maintaining) a healthy habit that will last the whole year long. Usually it’s fitness, nutrition, self-care, or productivity-related. Those are […]
I’ve found it to be true you’re only as sick as your secrets. But, really, as memoirists, are we to have none?
In high school I prided myself on knowing the best gossip, and later I became a journalist. The question I had to ask myself, when the time came to finally write a memoir, was how much to divulge.
by Ann E. Michael She has really white teeth. When half the world is looking for a meal, she is taking a shower. She relies more on her dishwasher than on her […]
In my hometown, State College, Pennsylvania, every house seems to come equipped with its own ghost. The ghost of Betsy Aardsma, killed by an unknown person in 1969, haunts the Pattee Library. […]
We (the Sirens) came across this piece by Eileen Myles recently. Yes, it may be 4 years old, but we wish it was 50 years old, or 100 years old–because it’s still […]
by Ariana Brown (n.) a container or room into which the bones of dead people are placed.open textbook, there. my mexican history professor thinks The Establishment is a myth. open mouth, there. […]