Roxane Gay Interview


“I’m a little tired of cynicism. It’s just so easy to be cynical—and there are plenty of reasons to be cynical, and I have my very cynical moments—but in terms of my writing and the stuff that I put out into the world, I just think, you know, let’s be honest. Let’s just be real. It’s okay to go there. So I try.”

At Indiana Review, Rachel Lyon talks with Rumpus essays editor Roxane Gay about her affinity for pop culture, using privilege wisely, the balance between wit and darkness, and more.

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