Devin Kate Pope

Devin Kate Pope

Phoenix, AZ
Sep
10
18. When the experience is the point

18. When the experience is the point

A changeup isn't just a slow pitch; it's a pitch expected to be fast that is suddenly, surprisingly, slow.
3 min read
Sep
03
17. What does 'successful writing' mean?

17. What does 'successful writing' mean?

Writing about experiences to understand them can become a slippery slope to "I need to get this essay published."
3 min read
Aug
26
16. Writing emotion

16. Writing emotion

My writing has to move me first if I hope it will touch your heart.
3 min read
Aug
18
15. The invisible work of a book

15. The invisible work of a book

The more I write, the closer I cling to the books that, in turn, provoke, comfort, and move me.
3 min read
Aug
12
14. We who are miscast

14. We who are miscast

We're all making our minds up about each other. I hope there's some wiggle room left for change.
3 min read
Aug
04
13. Fear is expensive

13. Fear is expensive

I used to hoard story ideas for someday when I'd be a "good enough" writer.
2 min read
Aug
02
12. Our lattice of familiarity

12. Our lattice of familiarity

I find great joy in seeing the connections between things or ideas that aren't in the same bubble.
3 min read
Jul
21
Burden and joy

Burden and joy

Originally published March 19, 2021 Joy and burden tangle together. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. First in
2 min read
Jul
21

The anniversary of normal

Reading Persuasion, Rejection and ManipulationOriginally published March 10, 2021 Good Wednesday morning at 8pst! Join me in the comments for
2 min read
Jul
21

Easy isn't the goal

Sarah Schulman, Matthew Salesses, Lidia Yuknavitch, Alicia KennedyOriginally published March 1, 2021 Radishes sautéed briefly in olive olive and sprinkled
3 min read