Thanks to The Smart Set for publishing this essay on O’Keeffe — my first longform work on the artist. The tentative title for my book is Georgia O’Keeffe: “It Takes Time to See.” Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) was notoriously private about her artmaking. “I can never bear to have people around me when I’m […]
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In honor of Women’s History Month, my essay on Georgia O’Keeffe published this month in Houston Woman Magazine. Enjoy! What was there to love about the abandoned house perched over route 84, north of Santa Fe by 53 miles? Its adobe walls were cracked and crumbling, the beams fallen, the doors dangling. Much of the […]
Recently published in Houston Woman magazine: a review essay of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). It’s hard to imagine the depths of Margaret Fuller’s despair as she came of age, an intellectual prodigy in the early nineteenth century, expected to achieve nothing more […]
I was in Madrid when the Jill Abramson story broke. I didn’t intend to write anything about it. What more was there to say? And I just don’t feel like writing against things anymore. (That’s a large part of why I left academia: I wanted to use my critical thinking skills to help build up […]
Cheryl Strayed on what makes a good essay.