Paul Lisicky: An Essay, a Poem, a Story, and a Song

By Flora Stadler Author Paul Lisicky’s memoir The Narrow Door reads like a scrapbook elegy—its loss archived in love notes, fragments of feeling, snapshots of memory. The book (a New York Times Editors' Choice) documents the death of his longtime friend and fellow writer, Denise Gess, and the disintegration of his relationship with his ex-husband, writer Mark … Continue reading Paul Lisicky: An Essay, a Poem, a Story, and a Song

Poet & Essayist Cynthia Cruz

By Flora Stadler In this series, I'll ask writers a question about "the one." That one thing could be about their writing process, their personal experiences, or even writers they admire. The idea is to focus on a detail that (hopefully) reveals more about their writing life. My first installment in this series is with … Continue reading Poet & Essayist Cynthia Cruz