Art is a garden.
Advice for artists from writer and critic Yanyi.
‘How Do I Give Myself a Residency?’
It's about coming home to your art.
‘How Did You Decide to Return to Your Day Job?’
How did you decide to return to software engineering and how has that shaped your days and wellbeing? I feel like I have unfortunately over-invested in the idea of ‘being a writer’ as ‘your primary day job is adjacent to writing.’
‘When Will The Reading Return?’
Dear reader, This may be the first time you’re hearing from me—or maybe you’ve been following my work for a while. Either way, I’m Yanyi. I’m a poet, critic, and a lifelong lover of literature (and alliteration, clearly). At some point in time, you subscribed
‘You Are More Than Your Writing.’
On July 31, 2022, The Reading will go on a long hiatus.