Posts by: Matthew Pitt

Possibility: Essays Against Despair

“Possibility: Essays Against Despair,” by Patricia Vigderman


I like Patricia Vigderman because she likes jickjacking. She describes in “A Writer’s Harvest”, an earlier piece in Possibility: Essays Against Despair, how the sight of that slangy word, in two distinct (but linked) stories—one by Mary Karr, the other by David Foster Wallace—motivate her toward personal tangents and pleasures. “For I am one,” she […]