"I wanted to make a similar gesture here, using a person’s spoken language as a way of revealing the changes to their personality. We reveal so much about who we are, and where we are in life through the words we use."
"I found myself very interested in the afterlife of Gaye, and the way his particular type of death could lead to a set of unanswered questions in whatever the afterlife might look like . . . I wanted to place his ghost in the modern day, in hopes that I could shorten some distance between him and his many narratives.."
"The numerous publications that we have put out in the past seven years has certainly allowed us to carry difficult conversations, push the envelope on both liberal and conservative values, and hopefully, in the lighter moments, gift the joy of reading to another person.."
"I was drawn to Michelle [Boisseau] the minute I met her, in a workshop in the mid-nineties. It was full of groaning male energy, and she was wry and funny and circumspect and female, and I was a young queer writer, seduced by surface but wildly unsure—so she was exactly the person I needed."
"Our goal was always to create a space where people interested in culture could enjoy, share it, and hang out while doing so...Additionally, our books and bar make our place a welcoming hangout; a place where you can discuss books, movies, and music with friends or strangers."
"To write about things that are difficult to talk about, or that don't have a place to be talked about, means that each of these pieces has been a relief to write, and a bit scary to publish. But each time I publish on a difficult topic, I hear from people who make it clear to me the piece has helped them cope, or speak, or understand.."