Hello, Sky

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chodron Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I cultivate weather inside my body. “Is it biological? Chemical? Cultural? Hereditary?” My rainmaking is not intentional. It’s torrential: sloshing around in my stomach, collecting in a moat– aimed to isolate or protect something. This … More Hello, Sky

Making True Things More True, A Conversation with Dan Chelotti at Los Angeles Review of Books

I interviewed Dan Chelotti for The Los Angeles Review of Books. Here, we discuss poetry as a form of nonfiction, the art of finding or reading, and his latest book x from McSweeney’s, among other things. It was a wonderful experience. I’m happy to share space with such a delightful dear friend and colleague. Give … More Making True Things More True, A Conversation with Dan Chelotti at Los Angeles Review of Books

Winning

“This is a project where everybody wins: the villages will get power, the cliffs won’t be damaged and it will be a work of art.”-  Hiro Yamagata Sometimes, I wake up with a sense of urgency, and I immediately pull for my phone. The world is happening. I see something pretty: a elderly woman in … More Winning

EENCH is the EENCH

On Valentine’s Day, my husband went to work and stumbled on this street art piece: an arrow shot through the heart. Bright red, black, and bruised up against the telephone pole. I love the realism of the heart– is it real? A pig’s heart? Imitation? I’m not sure. I was not there in person to … More EENCH is the EENCH

The Latest from Eileen Myles or Sometimes Confused, but Always in Love

SIDE 1 / SNOWFLAKE So, who the hell is Joan Larkin? I analyze the dedication to the first component of Eileen’s two-fold release, Snowflake, from Wave Books one more time before throwing it down on the floor. My fingers return to the keys. Type. Type. Type. New Google Search: J-O-A-N L-A-R-K-I-N. Internet leads me through … More The Latest from Eileen Myles or Sometimes Confused, but Always in Love

Deborah & Annie

A few months back, I wrote an article on the Eames exhibit  here in Los Angeles, and afterwards, was contacted by Deborah Sussman, curator and former Eames employee, to have lunch at her house to discuss art and design. It was incredible. We spoke for three hours and would move from room to room just … More Deborah & Annie