Joyce Carol Oates Riles Twitter


A few days ago, Joyce Carol Oates mused about the media’s coverage of ISIS with a tweet that sparked an intense debate.

All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous? Or is query naive?

–Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates), November 22, 2015

The author’s tweets have invited strong reactions in the past, as with her tweet last year about cat food in China.

Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at More from this author →