where the writers are

Cat's Eye | Cat's Eye

surya-kalsi's picture
On my tenth birthday my father sent me a gift from India: A Parker ballpoint pen in a gorgeous brushed nickel finish.  The accompanying birthday card read, “May it give you inspiration.”  Perhaps, thinking it too extravagant a gift for a child, my mother kept the pen and (in those...
julie-buxbaum's picture
I wonder how many of us have a phantom city from our past?  You know that place that you run to and run from in equal measure?  Below, a beautiful and haunting passage from Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye:  "I'm not like this in other places, not this bad.  I shouldn't have come back here, to...