Tatiana Ryckman

was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of the chapbook, Twenty-Something, and Assistant Editor at sunnyoutside press.

Writing by Tatiana Ryckman.

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You'll Never Be as Radical as this 18th-Century Quaker Dwarf by Marcus Rediker

Lay, a hunchback as well as a dwarf, was the world’s first revolutionary abolitionist. Against the common sense of the day, when slavery seemed to most people as immutable as the stars in the heavens, Lay imagined a new world in which people would live simply, make their own food and clothes, and respect nature.
— Marcus Rediker
A BFA is essentially an expensive lottery ticket, with big payouts to the very select few who are somehow able to get people to pay them for their work. Ironically, the only way I can keep playing this lottery is to continue prioritizing making art over making money. If you’re not willing to stop making art and you’re not willing to be poor forever, you have no choice but to keep trying, to keep believing that this extremely unlikely payout could still happen to you.
— Chelsea Martin

Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds by Elizabeth Kolbert

Facing Infinity: Yayoi Kusama's Life & Endless Rooms by Sarah Rose Etter

Inside the Federal Bureau of Way Too Many Guns by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream by Kathryn Joyce, The Huffington Post/Highline

Who are All These Trump Supporters? by George Saunders, The New Yorker

'T' is for the Troubling Changes on 'Sesame Street' by Cara Lisa Berg Powers, The Establishment

My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked by Ronan Farrow, The Hollywood Reporter

Open Mic by Erin McReynolds, Split Lip Magazine

On Poverty by Alison Stine, The Kenyon Review.

Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain by Leslie Jamison, VQR Online

What We Owe History, Interview with John D'Agata on Guernica

VIDA Reads with Writers — Carina del Valle Schorske

Evidence by Chris Tonelli, Gulf Coast

Writer's List by Stephanie Goehring, Conflict of Interest

I'll Fly Away by Donald Quist, The Rumpus

The Starship Series by Sarah Blake, Berfrois

Self Helpless by Jon-Michael Frank, Real Pants

Advice From Space by Jeannie Hoag, Real Pants

On Pandering by Clair Vaye Watkins, Tin House

Anti-Intellectualism by Liz Blood, nondoc

Warman Writes Sex by Laura Warman, Queen Mob's Teahouse

I Put a Blanket Over Your Blanket by Kallie Falandays, BOAAT Press

The Writer Runner by Michael Heald, Runner's World

2016 Tatiana Ryckman