"Go and tell her how her hands are changing
the narrative half a century after she becomes the earth,
after she becomes Palestine itself."
State of Concern
"Here, where the best thing
a mother can do is teach her boys to make moonshine
so they’ll be drunk when they die."
"A terrible moment that recalls our relationship’s worst moment: me sitting in a hospital bed the morning after I overdosed, trying to explain to her the terrifying alternating spikes and crashes in my pulse, the searing flash of white light behind my eyes, the crushing feeling in my chest that made me certain I would die."
The Irresistible Unwritten
An Interview with Jesse Graves
"I really love that idea, that we can share a bond with those who came before us (and those who come after, too, I suppose), and that we can read their stories, and also tell our versions of the stories they may not have been able to tell for themselves. "