Books

"Maybe it will be good to remember the feeling of being alone. I’m always running around telling everyone how important it is for people to be alone for a while, which is weird because the only thing I learned while living alone was that I hate myself."

-Adrienne Eisen, Making Scenes

"This is all anyone needs to know, finally -- if you can resign yourself to losing, you may win."

Dorothy Baker, Cassandra at the Wedding

"Poetry is not evidence,
it is and it is not not not.
Somebody is lying
about the moon disappearing."

-Melissa Broder, “Dark Poem”

"The science of existence was completely out there for me to explore. Me, a twenty-five year old female. There’s no mystery why poetry is so elaborately practiced by the young. The material of poems is energy itself, not even language. Words come later."

-Eileen Myles, Inferno (a poet’s novel)

"I feared her gaze—she made people feel like the only ones in the room. I wanted to feel fractional."

–Chelsea Hodson, Pity the Animal