Orang’s narrative is one that resists categorization; combining poetry, nonfiction, and philosophy, she brings forth a book that challenges the reader to meditate on the same questions and insights that drove her through the process of writing, searching, and living.
Mackintosh examines the nature of rebellion, the innate strength of motherhood, and the paradox of choice.
…I was thinking about dating in the city and how it can be just like applying to jobs. There are some interesting parallels…
I always took pride in never writing in bed. My rule was that I could only write once I was dressed, out of the apartment, and sipping coffee somewhere (preferably by a window), next to a stranger whose presence held me accountable for putting words on the page. I’m not one of those people who […]
We grow up thinking love is effortless, or at least I did – that you find someone, you just “know,” and then you trail off towards a sunset that is the rest of your life. We see it in movies, in perfectly arced stories with happy endings, but out here, in the real world, love […]
It’s true, Covid-19 affected every facet of our existence, but we’re also all shaken up by the depth of systemic abuse in the United States. The editors at Columbia Journal share some of essential readings that are getting us through this difficult time. Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin “Fiction has been really […]