The Communal Mind

Patricia Lockwood travels through the internet in this piece, first delivered as a lecture at the British Museum in February 2019.

Published: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 27 minutes (6,896 words)

How Do We Write Now?

The world’s a mess, but that doesn’t mean creativity must end. Staying creative just requires great effort.

Source: Tin House
Published: Apr 10, 2018
Length: 11 minutes (2,808 words)

Lost in Trumplandia

“America has always offered to drink anything for five dollars, no matter how disgusting.” Patricia Lockwood, on the ground at a Trump rally, attempting to understand what’s happening in the United States.

Published: Mar 28, 2016
Length: 34 minutes (8,650 words)

Short Read: Rape Joke, A Poem By Patricia Lockwood

“The rape joke is that you were 19 years old.

“The rape joke is that he was your boyfriend.

“The rape joke it wore a goatee. A goatee.

“Imagine the rape joke looking in the mirror, perfectly reflecting back itself, and grooming itself to look more like a rape joke. ‘Ahhhh,’ it thinks. ‘Yes. A goatee.‘”

Source: The Awl
Published: Jul 25, 2013
Length: 5 minutes (1,312 words)