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Rachel Lyon

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Rachel Lyon grew up in Brooklyn NY. She attended Princeton (BA) and Indiana University (MFA). Rachel's work has appeared in Joyland, Iowa Review, McSweeney's, the Brooklyn Rail, and other publications. She is cofounder of the reading series Ditmas Lit, and teaches at Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Catapult, Slice, and elsewhere. SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY (Scribner 2018) is her first novel.




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“I grew up poor among poor people in a poor town, but I never knew how poor I'd been until I moved to New York. These women with their fresh produce and diamonds and manicures. Even their skin was expensive. What got to me about them wasn't just the way they made me suddenly self-conscious about the ink under my fingernails or the haircut I gave myself in my own bathroom. It wasn't just that they'd spend more in one evening on chocolate, escarole, and jam than I did on the rice and beans and film and photo paper I needed for a week. What enraged me is that they didn't, couldn't, see me. I was less than a machine to them, less than a body. I did not even appear in their line of sight. I was nothing more than a couple of chanted phrases: Cash or charge? Paper or plastic? Thank you, have a nice night.”
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“The very act of recall is like trying to photograph the sky. The infinite and ever-shifting colors of memory, its rippling light, cannot really be captured. Show someone who has never seen the sky a picture of the sky and you show them a picture of nothing.

Still I have to try.”
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“To take that picture would have been an awful thing to do. So again, without even looking through the viewfinder, I turned away.”
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message 2: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:26AM)

Daniel thanks for introducing me to this, rachel; it's very timely, as I'm trying to put together a reading list for my project this year. can you suggest stuff very american, preferably contemporary, and good?


message 1: by Benjamin (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:24AM)

Benjamin Haskell Rachel says, "Jump!"
I say, "How high?"


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