Our next Letter in the Mail is from author, poet, and literary arts organizer Michelle Tea!
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Books to read in this fraught political moment.
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Michelle Tea discusses her forthcoming collection,
Against Memoir, out tomorrow from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press. ...more
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Ariel Gore discusses her new novel
We Were Witches, why capitalism and the banking system are the real enemies, and finding the limits between memoir and fiction. ...more
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And it’s funny—people bring up the fact that Black Wave starts out as memoir and turns into fiction, but… isn’t that what fiction is? Over at BOMB, Sara Jaffe sat down with Michelle Tea, author of Black Wave, to talk about her work as a memoirist and a fiction writer, the forces of the real […]
Like, your life is falling apart and shit is pretty fucked up and you come to the conclusion that if you just split town you could chill out and be normal again. At BuzzFeed, Michelle Tea, author of Black Wave, gives us a walking tour of LA in accordance with the places she hit rock bottom […]