Author M Leona Godin & Artist Andy Slater Discuss ‘There Plant Eyes’ and Radical Blindness * In-Person in NYC!

I was over the moon to learn that my first in-person book event for There Plant Eyes–to celebrate the paperback release on August 30–would be hosted by the radical Lower East Side bookshop, Bluestockings! So when I asked my friend Andy Slater, a Chicago-based sound artist to join me in conversation and he said “yes,” I was rocketed off to… Read more

NY Times & Inside Edition, Books & Bakes, Scent &Architecture, Hyacinths & Timberlines, and AP open for submissions!

New beginnings collide with old haunts in recent months as Alabaster and I settle back into New-York-City living. A sudden teaching gig landed me back at NYU, helping out a favorite former professor as the oldest TA in the world, . And on the other side of things, I was honored that the New York Times let me weigh in… Read more

The Sea Spells, Helen Keller’s Favorite Books

“Books have been my most intimate companions,” wrote Helen Keller in a letter to a suitor in 1922. https://youtu.be/hykAxuCFh7c There can be little doubt that Helen derived much pleasure from the solitary communion of reading. That much of this pleasure was escapist in the extreme, she freely admits, “More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book… Read more