The Silence of Missing Voices


What is the relationship between silence, creativity, fear, doubt, death, and missing voices — especially in art and literature?

I spoke with the hosts of Encountering Silence about why I teach Tillie Olsen’s “Silences” in all my creative writing classes, and about the relationship between silence and creativity, silence and privilege, silence and the body, silence and poetry, silence and horror movies, music, narrative nonfiction… and why I still have to sleep with an oscillating fan nearby.

You can listen to the whole interview here, and subscribe to the wonderful Encountering Silence wherever you get your podcasts.

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