I was invited to contribute to Meanjin’s What I’m Reading series earlier this year and wrote about Maurice Sendak, Stephen King, and the ways we trace the patterns of trauma…
“I am seeing legacies, passed on, handed down, writ large in people and place. I am practicing the sight. I am watching for ghosts. I am reading trauma; written into our lives, coded in our social systems, bound in our very flesh.”
This opportunity was a gift. I was contacted by the outlet out of the blue and writing for Meanjin has been a goal for a long time. In a world of freelancing – pitching and rejection – stuff like this really matters, and this piece was a privilege to write.