Here’s the link to our paired writings. http://ow.ly/mNdqG I am just now trying to articulate the links between Betsy’s piece and mine. Betsy’s explores the tension between the collective and the individual, a tension which embodies the life-threatening question of membership in the group. Life-threatening because for our thin-skinned, small-toothed, unclawed species, survival depends on membership […]
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During an interview on CBC radio a geologist expressed that the hardest part of prospecting was maintaining the belief that what you were looking for was out there to be found. In the sleet and mud and cold, out on a limb, repeatedly coming up empty. In this way, writing is like prospecting. My friend […]
There’s fiction and everything else is defined as not that, non-fiction. Why is that? Fictional narrative is central to who we are. We live there in a way we cannot live in non-fiction. It’s a different kind of oxygen.