"Writing is both bomb and bomb disposal—a necessary shattering of cliche and assumption, and a powerful defusing of the soul-destroying messages of modern life (that nothing matters, nothing changes, money is everything, etc). Writing is a state of being as well as an act of doing."—Jeanette Winterson to The Guardian
In our sophomore episode, “Nothing is Extinct,” Middle Literate travels to Monmouth, IL to visit with writer Chad Simpson in his hometown, where he now lives with his wife, Jane. Chad reads stories from his award winning collection “Tell Everyone I Said Hi,” and we chat with him about family, perspective, and intuition.
I really like what Middle Literate is up to—and I had a great time hanging out with Grant, and later driving around in the snow so that he could take some photos of Monmouth.
Seattle from Puget Sound last night, posted while we’re taxi-ing at O’Hare. So long, #AWP14. #latergram
Jane and I are at the Crocodile in Seattle, and if we can stay awake, we’re gonna see the Wild Feathers in a bit.