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A point of transition, or when lined up, many points, creating a line, a curve, a crossing, a passage.

I write the monthly column "On the Trail of Mary Jane" for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. I have essays, poetry, fiction, and interviews in The New York Times, The Nervous Breakdown, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Rumpus, PANK, The Coachella Review, Specter Magazine, and more. My first book, EXCAVATION: A MEMOIR will be released in July 2014 (http://bit.ly/excavationbook). HOLLYWOOD NOTEBOOK is slated for release from Writ Large Press in November 2014. You can also visit me somewhat more statically at www.wendyortiz.com.

Pegasus Bookstore, Berkeley reading with Tomas Moniz, Brynn Saito, and Jan Richman. Friends from different times of my life came out. We sweated, hugged, & laughed together in the reading space (not even a cold beer could cool me.)

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Misty walk through a community garden in San Francisco this morning.

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Rollin’ with it.

Rollin’ with it.

2 days ago
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The Laughing Yeti: Wendy C. Ortiz, On Reading

Thanks to Shome Dasgupta for including me in his illustrious On Reading series. 

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Kevin Sampsell & Chiwan Choi. Grateful for these two in unmeasurable ways.

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Fan palm. Palm frond. What I’m growing into. 

Fan palm. Palm frond. What I’m growing into. 

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TNB Nonfiction | Excerpt of Excavation by Wendy C Ortiz | The Nervous Breakdown
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sarahabein:


When one reads a book published by Future Tense, one should expect to feel willingly uncomfortable with the author’s honesty. No matter the specific subject matter, there will be at least one moment, a feeling, a crash into clarity that makes one realize: I’ve been here too. Reading Wendy C. Ortiz’s excellent memoir, Excavation, is an experience no different.


My review of Wendy C. Ortiz​’s EXCAVATION (which is officially on sale tomorrow) is now up at Persephone Magazine.

sarahabein:

When one reads a book published by Future Tense, one should expect to feel willingly uncomfortable with the author’s honesty. No matter the specific subject matter, there will be at least one moment, a feeling, a crash into clarity that makes one realize: I’ve been here too. Reading Wendy C. Ortiz’s excellent memoir, Excavation, is an experience no different.

My review of Wendy C. Ortiz​’s EXCAVATION (which is officially on sale tomorrow) is now up at Persephone Magazine.

1 week ago
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11 MOVING BEACH READS THAT'LL HAVE YOU WEEPING INTO YOUR PINA COLADA

Désirée Zamorano, Megan Stielstra, & I can make you cry. Let us try. 

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Reading at InsideStorytime hosted by James Warner, La Movida Wine Bar, San Francisco. I read aloud a part of the book I’ve never read aloud before, a sticky, intense, grotesque part, & people seemed to like it. Fellow readers Andrew Dugas, Alan O’Gorman, Jason Bayani, and Katie Crouch rocked it. Last photo is of one of my childhood friends who I haven’t seen since high school.

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Morning Bites: Patricia Lockwood Interviewed, Wendy C. Ortiz, Ben Tanzer's Essays, Richard Reed Parry Reviewed, and More
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After Bzzzzzzz by Amy Gerstler: Poetry by Wendy C. Ortiz in Luna Luna Magazine

One homage to Amy Gerstler. Thanks to Ruben Quesada for choosing this poem for Luna Luna Magazine & giving it a home.

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TNB Nonfiction | Wendy C. Ortiz TNB Self-Interview | The Nervous Breakdown
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1onelife:

Volcanic Moonrise - Puebla, Mexico

Channeling.

1onelife:

Volcanic Moonrise - Puebla, Mexico

Channeling.

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