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How Literature Saved My Life

How Do We Stop LGBTQ Youth From Killing Themselves?

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

During the spring semester of 2002, while I was teaching my creative-writing class at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, a student finally shared and read aloud a poem that he had just written. And after he read, our jaws dropped with amazement, our eyes widened with shock, our brows curled with concern, our hearts stopped with empathy, and our bodies froze with fear.

David Shields: In His Own Sampled Words

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

"Then the excitement for me in really brilliantly done bricolage...is that the pieces come together as intellectual and emotional investigating. The shards have not only speed and magic, but they have momentum qua excavation."

Book Review: David Shields -- How Literature Saved My Life

Joel Drucker | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
Joel Drucker

After one book in first person about an athletic icon and another in-progress about the death of a loved one, I was tired of bleeding on paper. Better to ponder David Shields' How Literature Saved My Life with critical distance.

The Book We're Talking About

Posted 02.04.2013 | Books

How literature saved my life by David Shields Knopf, $25.95 February 4, 2013 What is it about? It is a series of short thoughts, personal essays...