AN INFERNO: AN ADDRESS TO NO ONE
The inspiration for the book came from Maggie Nelson's Bluets, a love letter to the color blue. AN INFERNO's color is red.
The chapbook is broken up into five sections, each with nine subsections.
I bound the book using book binding thread and glue to bind the pages together and cardboard and fabric tape for the covers. The text on each of its 27 pages was typed and printed, then torn out and glued. I embraced the ink and glue smudges and burned the edges of the book pages to give it a rugged look.
Read the PDF here.
MINIMALIST MOVIE POSTERS
This series pertains to design, not writing. Starting with a poster for the movie Logan, which my friend requested, I began designing more posters for other films. While some of the taglines are the same as the official posters, for most of them I took a quote from the script and formed a tagline from that.
I like the idea of doing an analysis series on why I chose each tagline and picture, but nothing has been done with that yet.
View all posters here (ongoing).
DECEMBER 6th, 2015 IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
This series of letters to my father was inspired by C.A. Conrad's (Soma)tics. The challenge was to make up an activity and then write about it. For my activity, I took a picture of my dad and me around to some places in New York I wished he could be with me. I used my phone so that I could send each of them to him with no context. (Unsurprisingly, because my dad is a dinosaur when it comes to technology, he didn't reply.) Then, for each picture and each place, I wrote him a letter.
The collection contains three of those letters: one for the Upper East Side, Museum Mile, and Central Park.
Read the PDF here.
FAMOUS WRITERS' TINDER PROFILES
Originally posted on Odyssey Online while I spent freshman year of college selling my good ideas to the devil in exchange for weekly Facebook posts, I'm now expanding this series for my own entertainment. I created these profiles to channel my frustration over online dating and love for literature. Age listed is when they died and "last active" is how long they've been dead. Location is whatever I felt was most appropriate. (For example, Virginia Woolf's location is River Ouse, and I'm not even sorry.)
Read the full article here.
A NEW NORMAL
"A New Normal" is the product of my spring 2018 Documentary Filmmaking class, a partial requirement for my film minor. In this class, I worked on an 18-minute long documentary about my life having Type 1 Diabetes. For this project, I used Adobe Premiere Pro CC along with Adobe Audition and After Effects CC. Here, you can view both the trailer (made halfway through the semester) and the final film.
View the trailer, created halfway through the semester, here.
LIFE CYCLES OF IMMORTAL THINGS
This project is the brainchild of my slight obsession with Nabokovian symbolism (see: Lepidoptera) and experimentalism. I created a table of contents outlined using a timeline á la Georges Perec's Species of Spaces rather than a page numeration. Then, I wrote five of fourteen sections in that table of contents.
I chose to use the life cycle of a moth as my table of contents, breaking each "chapter"down to specific points in that cycle. The culmination of all the points comes together at the end, when the final full chapter ("A D U L T") discusses three specific genres of creative writing (fiction: Vladimir Nabokov, poetry: Elizabeth Bishop, and memoir: Bill Clegg), all of which at one point or another use moths as symbols.
Read the PDF here (WIP).
This poem is a love letter to Olivia Kane, a wildly-talented friend of mine who lives in Brooklyn. Here, she wrote out the last four lines for a calligraphy project.