I’m so excited to have had the chance to interview Sonya Vatomsky, my favorite poet, for Tiny Donkey! Check out what Sonya has to say about Russian fairy tales, and get some bonus beet recipes too, right here. Sonya Vatomsky is a Russian American non-binary artist, born in Moscow in 1985. Sonya currently lives in […]
My first editor’s note at Tiny Donkey is live! My art also accompanies the piece (that’s Little Me in my childhood holy trees!) “You. You are a girl, and where there is a girl there is a story. A story about a girl…” Read it here.
“It’s easiest to slice a cow heart if it is still partially frozen. An aggressive band of feral cats can be driven off with a reliable spray bottle of water. Birds shit a lot, and given the slimmest chance they will try to kill you. These are things I learned working at the wildlife refuge…” […]
“I wanted to tell Vincent then about this time I was camping in Kentucky. It was cold and damp, and I’d planted trees, Colorado blue spruces, at my favorite spot on earth. A place called Creation Falls, which is where I’d decided I wanted to be when the world ended, if for no other reason […]
My essay on our family’s love of the public library and its importance in our homeschooling, in the new issue of Women In Libraries, the newsletter of the ALA’s Feminist Task Force: The Numbers I Know By Heart
“Because this is Appalachia, but this isn’t the Appalachia you think of, with bluegrass and cornbread and kids named Billy Bob. This is where kids are named Stanley, and you can’t pronounce their last names, what with the sz’s and cz’s and w’s that sound like v’s. And the Stanleys all say youse guys. This […]
“I bury the remnants of my baby there. Now my fingernails are rimmed with soil instead of blood. Dark, brownblack threads after I wipe the mud away. I could embroider a little rabbit with them, a little rabbit burrowing into the underworld.” Read more: Blood
“I plant my hands on my hips and announce, “That’s stupid! Girls-can-do-anything-that-boys-can.” That’s what I’ve been told. And I believe it with perfect faith. It’s 1979. I have a full-color poster of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman above my bed.” Read more here.