“Push Me, Pull You”


“A lot of the walls protecting the singular author are coming down. It’s much easier to engage in back and forth with other writers and come to the realization that alone, we are great, but together, we might be able to come up with something greater.”

Rumpus essays editor Roxane Gay talks with the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage as part of a new series on co-authorship. Gay discusses collaboration, measures of excellence and gatekeepers, and evolving notions of authorship.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →