The rewards of reading Conversations on Writing expand as the pages turn. Each interview is an invitation to delve into the complex, mysterious facets of writing and philosophy while spending more time within Le Guin’s enduring insight and compassion.
“My mother, the young / immigrant, worked for minimum / wage at Denny’s, serving thin / coffee to men in blue denim. / My mother, sixteen, nimble…”
E. Y. Smith’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Thoughtful Dog, The East Bay Review, and The Brooklyn Review.
Portland Review welcomes past contributors Martha Grover, Shayla Lawson, and Kevin Sampsell to share their work at Blackfish Gallery on February 23rd, 5-7pm. Join us for an evening of prose, poetry, and art.
There’s a lot of pressure to be perfect, but E. Y. Smith shows us that sometimes it’s okay to make a mistake…or two.