Leslie Jamison

Which Creates Better Writers: An MFA Program or New York City?
'MFA vs NYC' investigates the relationship between creativity and collectivity
February 27, 2014

The most important question of this collection of essays isn't related to its central binary so much as to the broader question of how we consider the relationship between creativity and collectivity.

 

What Should an Essay Do?
Two new collections reinvent the form
July 08, 2013

As a genre grounded in productive uncertainty, the essay is constantly posing the conundrum of its own existence.

The Uses and Abuses of the Human Body
May 17, 2013

Can you understand human history through the history of the human body?

Fever Dreams—Investigating the Memoir
November 29, 2012

Cahalan understands her memoir as an illumination of absence more than an act of retrospection.