I want to suggest something to anyone feeling anxious or sad or angry about the COVID 19 pandemic: Let it hurt.… Read More Let it hurt
It would be ridiculous to say I don’t delay and dawdle before writing something, anything. Sometimes – like now – I use writing as a distraction before I truly start writing. It’s a mad tactic that has worked to keep me from writing even as I write and sometimes, once the words start flowing, I… Read More The Settling of the Writer’s Mind
There’s no pleasant sheen on slavery in Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. It’s harrowing, it’s cataclysmic, and it’s painful. The spark of slavery rebellion or even banding together for familial support is close to nonexistent. The want to escape exists in few, mainly those who had tasted freedom. Most look to survive and avoid beatings. Once slaves escape, they fight to avoid capture or lynchings.
… Read More Colson Whitehead: ‘I’m Sticking to My Truth. The Larger, American Truth’