Art and Letters


At The Millions, seven writers share the visual inspiration they keep in their writing spaces, whether an illustration to capture the mood of a novel-in-progress, a photo reminding them of what they’re working for, or a note sternly reminding them to work.

Claire Burgess’s short fiction has appeared in Third Coast, Hunger Mountain, and PANK online, among others. Her stories have received special mentions in the Pushcart Prize and Best American anthologies, but haven’t actually made it into one yet. She’s a graduate of the Vanderbilt University MFA program, where she co-founded Nashville Review. She lives in Pittsburgh by way of the deep South and says things on Twitter @Clairabou_. More from this author →