Juliet Escoria – Black Cloud
Late Night New York, hosted by Sonia Weiser
This week we feature Juliet Escoria, reading from BLACK CLOUD, her newest collection of stories, pictures, and videos. Described as bold, transgressive, deeply troublesome, and brutally honest, Escoria’s work has impressed critics with her ability to suggest beauty in emptiness while simultaneously making people really, really uncomfortable.
For the Franklin Park Reading Series, Escoria chose to read from her story “Trouble and Troubledness: A story about being a teenager and doing lots of drugs and drinking, cutting yourself, being suicidal, and being prescribed tons of medication by doctors.”
It was the story that, thinking about it, I was the most nervous about reading, and this is the reading series that I was the most nervous to read at, so for some reason that seemed like a good idea….
Late Night New York is the fruit of our collaborations with the Franklin Park Reading Series in Brooklyn, New York.
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JULIET ESCORIA was born in Australia, raised in Southern California, and will soon live in West Virginia. She is the author of BLACK CLOUD, a collection of stories, pictures, and videos, which was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in April 2014. She earned her MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College and a BA in creative writing from the University of California in Riverside. Her writing has appeared in Dazed, The Quietus, Hobart, Electric Literature, and other places online and in print.