We round out one year of Catapults—or kick off year two!—with readings that take us to the most intimate and exotic, the most familiar and far-flung places we’ve gone: into the tangle of love and strife that is sisterhood, and to the intersections of science, nature, culture, and poetry in Antarctica. I wasn’t kidding about far-flung! Jazmine Hughes reads her essay, “Sisters, Ranked,” and Jynne Dilling Martin reads from her new book of poetry, We Mammals in Hospitable Times, inspired by her time in Antarctica as 2013’s National Science Foundation Writer-in-Residence. Jynne’s Antarctica Tumblr can be found here.
Antarctica’s Writer-in-Residence: life goal.
- “Have You Heard the One About the White Person?” (The New Republic)
- everything Jazmine has written for The Hairpin
- “How Long is the Coast of Britain?” (Granta)
- “Reasons to Consider Setting Ourselves on Fire” (PBS Newshour)
- Jynne’s Antarctica dispatches for Slate
About the writers
Jazmine Hughes is the contributing editor of the Hairpin. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and eats a lot. twitter: @jazzedloon
Jynne Dilling Martin’s poetry has appeared in Granta, The New York Review of Books, The Believer, Slate, Ploughshares, The Boston Review, and on the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, among other places. In a review of We Mammals in Hospitable Times, O Magazine praised her as “a dreamer and questioner who recognizes both the painful absurdities of the world and our ability to thrive despite them,” and The Washington Post says “Martin’s distinctive approach, full of complex leaps, makes this debut sound like no other.” Her nonfiction has appeared in Glamour, Food & Wine, and The Antarctic Sun. She has been a Yaddo fellow and the National Science Foundation’s 2013 Antarctica Writer in Residence. She was featured on the cover of Poets & Writers in 2014. She lives in New York City and is the Associate Publisher of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.