Talking on The Other Side

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I agree that The Other Side is, in part, about how I’ve learned to claim my body as my own, but it’s also about claiming my voice, and about how those two things are not as separate as you might initially think.

Over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Lacy M. Johnson talks to Nathan Goldman about her recent memoir, her poetry background, and how literature can help raise awareness around trauma and recovery.

And you can read more of Johnson’s thoughts in her Rumpus interview here.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →