Our next Letter in the Mail comes from Rumpus editor and contributor Arielle Bernstein! Arielle writes to us about letters: why they make her anxious, what she loves about an old-fashioned letter—imperfect handwriting, sentence-level mistakes, vulnerability exposed on the page—and how letters differ so much from more impersonal modern, electronic forms of correspondence.
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Arielle Bernstein is a writer based in Washington, DC. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Salon, The Millions, and PANK Magazine, among other publications. She is a Professorial Lecturer at American University and editor of TORCH at The Rumpus. You can follow her @NotoriousREL.