Emily Cordo is a second year MFA candidate at Texas State University, following a decade litigating gender-based violence cases. She is currently working on a novel that brings together her passions for painting, scuba diving, and no longer being an attorney.
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“Sleep With Your Rifle”: The Power of Writing from Trauma and Myth An Interview with Kim Barnes
BY Emily Cordo
So when I opened that back up, all the fear and pain and terror I should have been feeling then, but didn’t, came back on me. I was catatonic. My editor called me and said, “Kim, the book’s past due, honey. Where is it?” I said, “The manuscript, the hard copy, well… it’s in my trunk, and it’s bound in twine.” I couldn’t believe it. I was carrying it around hostage. Psychology 101.