I’m delighted to announce that Roxane Gay has chosen my essay “The Pleasure Scale” as one of Gay Magazine’s favourite essays of 2019. Congrats to everyone!
by Sonya Huber
“The Key is to Not Panic in the Face of this Void”
The talented, skilled and disabled Sonya Huber, author of the stunning “Pain Woman Takes Your Keys,” writes about how pain affects her literary process.
Sonya Huber is the author of five books, including the essay collection Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System. Her other books include Opa Nobody, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir, The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton and a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, and other outlets. She teaches at Fairfield University and directs Fairfield’s Low-Residency MFA Program.
…is slipping on banana peels.
The Sunday Rumpus Essays are uniformly excellent writing about intriguing topics, and this week’s is no exception. But it goes where most of us suffering with chronic pain fear to tread–into describing what it’s like to be sucked in and never back out of it. Author Sonya Huber ‘s brilliant foray into metaphor: