Eaton Hamilton

the problem with being trans is cis people. The problem with being queer is straight people. The problem with being disabled is abled people. The problem with being Black is white people. In other words, prejudice.

Tag: Alexander Chee

I seem to have missed last week. Composed the post, forgot to hit “publish.” Apologies.

Lovely to be notified via twitter that I have a Notable essay in Best American Essays this year. My essay “Splinter” was published in the LA Review of Books (LARB) and edited by Gina Frangello. With many thanks to BAE, and thanks and gratitude to Gina and LARB. “A collection of the year’s best essays, selected by award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz.” (Amazon)

Congrats to the essayists included in the volume due Nov 1! I’ve been reading them the past few days. So far, really enjoy Debra Gwartney’s “Fire and Ice.”

Here is the link to “Splinter.

How to Grieve For Your Friend and Mentor, by Amy Jo Burns

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Have you loved and lost a mentor? This is a hollow spot, and we need to write through it. As this terrible year ends, I read this essay by Amy Jo Burns on Alexander Chee, Sigrid Nunez, and Writing After Death. You might like to, too.

How to Grieve For Your Friend and Mentor

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