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Sylvia Plath’s Safe Haven: New York City in 1953 October 30, 2013: Though the format is excruciatingly stylish, we'd recommend attempting to read this story at The Aesthete by Roxane Gay on Sylvia Plath's life in New York, where she worked in the summer of 1953 as a guest editor for Mademoiselle (RIP). Gay looks specifically through the lens of Elizabeth Winder's Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, [...] by

Roxane Gay’s Guide to Being a Contemporary Writer August 17, 2012: Hop on over to Roxane Gay's Tumblr for her list "How to be a Contemporary Writer." Here's a few from the list: 5. Accept that sometimes literary success is political and/or about who you know and that’s not likely to change. Yes, celebrities are going to keep publishing terrible books. Yes, Lisa Rinna’s Starlit is an actual [...] by

Hard Facts: A Breakdown by Race of Books Reviewed at The New York Times June 7, 2012: Don't stop us if you've seen this piece at The Rumpus already—one of our friends is even posting it on Facebook every half-hour to make sure we all do: Roxane Gay compiled data to reflect "where things stand" for non-white writers in the publishing industry (specifically looking at the breakdown by race of books reviewed at The New York Times). [...] by