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July 19, 16

Stephen Graham Jones is many things, among them an incredible writer and story teller, as well as a Blackfeet Indian. The momentum of his prose drags you through the aches and loves and nights and violences and hilarity and trash and so many cars...Read More  »

June 28, 16

"I can’t remember not wanting to be a writer. As a child I would write creative notes to my parents, and in school at an early age I would try to be inventive or funny in my written work—establishing a pattern of getting attention for my writing,...Read More  »

June 21, 16

"Writers are people, so we have political responsibilities that zigzag across the globe. If we are good at our craft, we have the additional burden of conveying information and fictions with clarity and beauty." —E. Tammy Kim Read More  »

June 14, 16

"As a writer for young adults it is my responsibility to tell the truth about the things I know and which I remember. Sometimes that means shining a light in the darkness. Sometimes it means extinguishing the light and revealing the darkness." Read More  »

May 31, 16

"Censorship of others is a form of violence. It is unacceptable unless the speech or information flow would somehow lead to worse violence." Read More  »

May 24, 16

"I was 20 when I did my first reading, at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and when I walked back into the audience I had the terrifying, heart-thumping thought that I could do this, I could be a writer, and oh shit, did I want to." Read More  »

May 10, 16

"We are each placed here to carry out something quite distinctive, quite separate. That individuality of purpose makes for friction that is very much alive." Read More  »

May 3, 16

"Censorship is inevitable, part of psychic life and engaging with other people. The censorship of political speech is deplorable and to be resisted, but also is often not recognized as such. One form it commonly takes is speaking on behalf of...Read More  »

April 30, 16

"I’ve written words that could murder people. I’ve written about people who, by giving their testimony, could have gotten murdered. I’ve written words about people who, because of what they’ve told me, have received death threats and have had to...Read More  »

April 19, 16

"I have always functioned alone. I believe in a single voice changing the world. I don't place much trust in groups." Read More  »

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