2019 - PRESENT
“THIS WORLD IS WARMER YET COLDER THAN IT’S EVER BEEN. LET US HOLD OUR FIERCENESS IN THE FOLDS OF OUR HANDS. LET US FUEL THE TWILIT FIRE OF OUR FAITH IN THIS BRIGHT EXISTENCE. IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT, LET ME WRITE YOU THROUGH.”
let me write you through is a weekly series of written rebellions against the ticking fears in our hearts. in these letters, kara writes love letters to the pieces of ourselves we need to let go, to the bloom in us still forthcoming. read the archived letters below, and join the mailing list for weekly reminders of rebellion in your inbox.
KARA GOUGHNOUR IS THE SCENT OF BASIL AND LEMON THROUGH THE KITCHEN WINDOW TINTED WITH YELLOW LINEN AND SUNLIGHT. they are THE BODILY WARMTH LEFT ON INANIMATE OBJECTS AFTER THEY’RE HANDED TO YOU, MAKING THEM SEEM TO HOLD THEIR OWN LIFE. they are the bloodied round on the head of the deer missing an antler, staring down at you through the green clouds of tree. they are A GREEN LEAF PLUCKED AND TUCKED BETWEEN POINTED TEETH. they are A SMILE SHINING LIKE A LONE GHOST IN THE DARK.
Kara Goughnour is a queer writer and documentarian living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They received their Bachelor’s Degree in Creative and Professional Writing from The University of Pittsburgh. They are the author of MIXED TAPES, A COLLECTION OF ERASURE POEMS FROM ALBUM LYRICS, AND Part of the Ghost City Press Summer 2019 Micro-Chap Series. They are the recipient of the 2018 Gerald Stern Poetry Award, and have work published or forthcoming in The Bitchin' Kitsch, Third Point Press, and over fifty others.
THEY ARE THE CREATOR OF IN THIS GARDEN BOT, a digital art installation begun in February 2019, AND ARE THE WRITER OF LET ME WRITE YOU THROUGH, A weekly series of written rebellions against the ticking fears in our hearts. ALONGSIDE THEIR PARTNER, JOHN P. MAURER, THEY ARE THE CO-CREATOR OF WRITE YOUR WRONGS, A YOUTUBE CHANNEL DEDICATED TO LITERATURE, RELEASING BOOKISH VIDEOS AND ORIGINAL POETRY READINGS WEEKLY.
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