September 10, 2014


The truth is that mental illness can be deadly, and suicide is the end result of ongoing symptoms. Cancer kills when it spreads so much that the organs can’t function. Mental illness kills when the urge to die becomes louder than the urge to live.

Juliet Escoria, True Life: I Married Scott McClanahan (via thatlitsite)

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September 9, 2014


IN THE END

for Lou

In the end, there are five bear cubs underneath your porch. You name them after U.S. Presidents. Taft dies of starvation. Carter disappears into the flowers. Hoover is carried away by hawks. Roosevelt digs into the ground to get away from ghosts. Lincoln grows up. Lincoln becomes a mother, with five cubs of her own. You are very proud of Lincoln. After Lincoln eats you, you adapt to your new life. You are still so proud of the bears you have given names to. Maybe they were dogs.

Recommended Reading: Three poems by Dalton Day at Hobart. (via millionsmillions)

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http://fightyourmisery.tumblr.com/post/97002870108/is-it-overbearing-of-me-to-text-you-more-than-once

fightyourmisery:

Is it overbearing of me to text you more than once per year asking if I still have the correct phone number?

If you don’t respond, what is the maximum number of follow-up texts I can send within the month?

Does this number change if I email instead?

What if in the emails I mention that I have a bad feeling about the state of your health because I haven’t heard from you?

What is the maximum number of times I can contact you per year confirming your contact information? I’m just asking.

When I texted you about my party, you texted back, “Who is this?” and I didn’t respond and you didn’t come to my party.

- Chelsea Martin, Even Though I Don’t Miss You

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September 7, 2014


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went to see Kid Rock at this county fair in western michigan last night…realized while there how many fake fucks with two or three university degrees pretend to care about auto workers, fast food workers, military vets, etc etc…yet would never want to be in the same space with them. like, at a Kid Rock concert. or a county fair. and instead make fun of Kid Rock and his audience. and instead are ‘embarrassed’ by things like living in brooklyn and owning a closet-sized washer and dryer, and eat quinoa, and write sentences that can only be understood by the top 1% of ‘intellectuals.’
last night i realized i never want to leave the midwest. 

EE on Kid Rock, the Midwest, subtumblring (?) authors of books she’s currently reading…

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went to see Kid Rock at this county fair in western michigan last night…realized while there how many fake fucks with two or three university degrees pretend to care about auto workers, fast food workers, military vets, etc etc…yet would never want to be in the same space with them. like, at a Kid Rock concert. or a county fair. and instead make fun of Kid Rock and his audience. and instead are ‘embarrassed’ by things like living in brooklyn and owning a closet-sized washer and dryer, and eat quinoa, and write sentences that can only be understood by the top 1% of ‘intellectuals.’

last night i realized i never want to leave the midwest. 

EE on Kid Rock, the Midwest, subtumblring (?) authors of books she’s currently reading…

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Hobart :: True Life: I Married Scott Mc Clanahan

scottmcclanahan:

Juliet Escoria has a new essay up at Hobart.

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September 5, 2014


fightyourmisery:

"I guess I’m still coming to terms with the fact that when I walk out of a room the story line continues in the room I just left instead of following me around like a security camera." - Chelsea Martin, Even Though I Don’t Miss You

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Jellyfish cosmology is unusual in that it contains no devils; jellyfish are drawn to the good lie, the myth of benevolence, like scraps of metal to a magnet.

I have five animal poems up at Hobart today! (via outsidewarmafghans)

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you say you don’t have any interest in what Scott McClanahan and I somewhat jokingly (but mostly seriously) refer to as ‘bleeding on the page.’ Why is that? do you think you can be a successful writer without bleeding? Is this really just a comment about your wife’s writing?

Hobart :: Elizabeth Ellen Calls Aaron Burch On All His Shit

my wife interviewed me about my book/Hobart/her

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Hobart on Hobart

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September 3, 2014


Dyke Shopping — Chloe Caldwell — Medium

In Finn’s absence, I crave the attention of women. I jump at the chance to be around females, in public and private settings, with friends and strangers. I have sleepovers with my friend Lily that we call adult slumber parties. We go to bed early, side by side, and cook breakfast leisurely in the mornings. I also join an online dating site. (Remember when you went dyke shopping? The Female Woody Allen asked me over the phone recently. That sounded exhausting. And depressing!) I am a social fucking butterfly, I accept all invitations — and often I do the inviting. One Saturday I go on three dates in a row with women I meet online.

an excerpt of WOMEN up on Medium!

You’ve preordered WOMEN, right? Should be going in the mail to preorderers in ~3 weeks!

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'hangin out' victor freeze

Victor had 4 poems on the Ho’.

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