Writers at Home: Daily Online Literature & Lessons from The Cabin
Because you’re at home, too.
Because you have an interest in how this unique moment of social distance is being written.
Because our anxiety is collective and less frightening when it’s named.
The Cabin has invited writers from our community and beyond to publish poems, essays, lessons, prompts, and stories with us to help us all through the isolation, fear, and confusion.
Tune in Monday through Friday, today through June, for words to feel (and think) with — and some selections from our Writers in the Schools residencies thrown in.
*NEW* Reading something swell that you think everyone should read? (Or at least folks who like the same kind of books that you do?) Add it to our Community Crowdsourced Reading List and scroll through to find suggestions from other readers!
“It’s easier to believe in / business as usual / When we have two ply / And paychecks…”
“This is the cruelest joke. The order to isolate, the thing the quiet ones long for, to shutter and drink the way you’ve always wanted to.”
The Cabin offers our first in a series of book selections to keep you company in the coming weeks.
“What are you experiencing these days during this pandemic? How is it affecting your bodies, minds, spirits, emotions? What does stress look like for you right now? Feel like? Smell like? Sound, taste like?”
“The privileged class demands variety to escape the soul crushing conformity of comfort. Last year’s harp playing conjoined twins are replaced by this year’s German mesmerist.”
“People who walk around with their fingers interlaced / tend to make me nervous…”
“I’m trying not to think about how all the recent rain’s making things grow, and growing things need tending.”
“Wait! Look at the beginning letter of every word. It looks like a clue for something.
Get a pencil and paper. Quick! Before anyone sees what we’re doing!”
“Everyone is writing now, through emails and texts. I’ll have friends send me the most hilarious texts that light up my life, and though they will never be published or archived they make my life better.”
“My heart aches for the quietness of night. The neighbors decide to put their Valentine’s decorations back up. I put a record on and let the needle fall. “
“I asked for a few things / One answer was: / Try not to compare / Different ways of helping”