Send My Love to Anyone | Issue 22
with Lynne Tillman and Elyse Friedman
This is the final issue of 2022, and the end of the second year of Send My Love to Anyone! I can hardly believe it!
For Issue 22, Lynne Tillman recounts her story of trying unsuccessfully to secure the film rights to Jane Bowles’ 1943 novel Two Serious Ladies and we get to read an excerpt from her unproduced sceenplay too), and Elyse Friedman shares an excerpt of her new novel The Opportunist, which has been getting rave reviews!
Thanks so much to all the 2022 Send My Love to Anyone contributors: Tara McGuire, Lisa Robertson, Rebecca Fisseha, Susan Mockler, Sina Queyras, Francine Cunningham, Samantha Jones, Catherine Graham, Laurie D. Graham, Kim Fu, Naben Ruthnum, and Kirby who joined Send My Love to Anyone as a regular columnist this year.
For Catapult Magazine, I wrote a deeply personal essay about not wanting children. Thanks to Tajja Isen for her wonderful edits! This is a topic I’ve been afraid to write about for years, but the overturning of Roe vs. Wade made me feel like it was the right time to share. I’ve been overwhelmed by support from childfree people and parents alike. I encourage every writer to write that thing that scares them the most.
In 2022, I completed (save for some final edits) my collection of stories Anecdotes with the help of writer, editor, and designer Malcolm Sutton! I was thrilled when Malcolm agreed to edit this book, and frankly could not have finished it without him! I’m absolutely dying to share the cover he designed which will be revealed soon! Anecdotes is forthcoming from Book*hug in the fall of 2023.
One of the reasons I started Send My Love to Anyone was to get out of a serious writing block, and I’m happy to say that it worked, but also that I connected with a wonderful community in the process!
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Jeff Dupuis reviews Fractured by Susan Mockler in Issue 14 of The Quarantine Review
Sydney Hegele on Morning Pages elitism
What is your favourite film from 1973. I’m collecting a list of films to watch over the holidays.
Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart, a memoir by Jen Sookfong Lee coming in January 2023.
Unsettling Poetry: Land-Based Strategies for Generating Poems with Liz Howard - January 14, 2023 - The FOLD
Scientists finally know why we catch colds and flu in winter.
Loblaws asks customers to tackle food insecurity and it did not go well, Blog TO
Alicia Elliot on If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English, CBC
A conversation mediated by art with Canisia Lubrin and Dionne Brand, The Yale Review
Breaking our cultural silence around menopause by Sue Carter in Catapult Magazine
On writing the zero draft:
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles by Chantal Akerman tops the Sights and Sounds Poll
Digital habits and the environment, The Walrus
Tanis MacDonald tells us about her book of essays Straggle
Nikki Reimer’s essay “Grief Turns Us All Into Vultures”
Drawing Together with Lynda Barry!
Stuart Ross will be editing Guernica Editions experimental fiction imprint 1366 Books! Exciting!
On Literary Success by Kathy Fish
The demise of Bookforum, The New Yorker
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