Julia Weist at Idiom


“…I was outed on a chicklit book forum pretending to be a fan of the book and concealing my role as author. The forum administrator who suspended me was named FunkyTown, and the exchange became one of the vignettes performed in relation to the work. Another centered around an Amazon user named ‘soulnourisher’ who identified Sexy Librarian as number 3 on his list ‘Ultimate Guide to Literary Soul Nourishment for Librarians.'”

“…After the Personal History project I have thought a lot about my apathy for souvenirship, for things like Stevie Nicks merch. For that project I interviewed 15 of the 50 U.S. State Archivists about what they collect personally and often compulsively. In nearly every conversation these prestigious object historians openly embraced being ‘the paperclip guy,’ the ‘Beatles wallpaper fanatic’ or the dude you always bought refrigerator magnets of international cities for.”

More gems to be had in Idiom’s interview with artist and author Julia Weist.

Julie Greicius was Art Editor for The Rumpus when it launched in January 2009. One year later, she became Senior Literary Editor, and later, Senior Features Editor. Julie also co-edited the first book published by The Rumpus, Rumpus Women, Vol. 1, featuring personal essays and illustration from twenty kick-ass contributors. Her writing been featured on The Rumpus, Midnight Breakfast, Stanford Medicine Magazine, and BuzzFeed, as well as in the anthology The 27th Mile. She lives in California and is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board. More from this author →