L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Novelist Amy Sackville reflects on how what sounded like a perfect occasion for creative writing has filled instead with vacancy. Amy Sackville Time to finally finish Proust, read poetry, make things, learn a language, focus, concentrate. So many opportunities present themselves. What have I done with this rare chance to be with my thoughts, to …

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Stop feeling guilty. Start being useful. By Sigal Samuel We’re all struggling, to some degree, to adjust to life during the novel coronavirus pandemic. But some are struggling far more than others. People who have contracted Covid-19, who have lost loved ones to the disease, who are working on the front lines to keep others …

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by Lisa Cooper Ellison Quarantine day one. I sit at my desk and hold my pen. Nothing happens. Quarantine day two. I stare at my computer screen and wonder what the hell is wrong. I mean, I wrote through Lyme disease, even on the days when my brain barely worked. Quarantine day three. I scribble …

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