As narrator, Lizzie Benson is delightful company. Her mind is a wellspring of wry, cutting observations about motherhood, marriage, and…a possibly imminent apocalypse.
I think our only recourse it to acknowledge that everyone’s grief is their own, immeasurable.
Poems contain information, but they’re not about information. A poem is not about an event; it is an event.
I want to give readers room to be imaginative within the space of my stories. We’re cocreating a story together as writer and reader.
The Memory Police is a work of extraordinary artistic defiance, an exploration, urgent and seething, of the abrasive relationship between the role of dissidence in shaping public consciousness and the modern state’s totalitarian proclivities to create a political order founded on the organizational principle of fear.