ERIC FAREWELL is an adjunct professor of English at Monmouth University, Brookdale Community College, and Ocean County College in New Jersey. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in print or online for The Paris Review, The Believer, GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Salon, McSweeney's, Inside Higher-Ed, River Teeth, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Poetry Foundation, Spillway, Guernica, Pleiades, Tin House, The Writer's Chronicle, Ploughshares, VICE, Rolling Stone, PANK, ZYZZYVA, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and Slice.
I first read Jia Tolentinos funny, razor-smart work in 2015, when her incredibly thoughtful piece on the work of Canadian pop mystic Carly Rae Jepson ran on The Awl.
I first encountered Leslie Jamison’s writing when I was getting sober. I was twenty four and threw myself into the demanding work of my MA program in order to stave off any lapses in my ability to be in control of my life.