WHAT WOULD TWITTER DO?
Welcome to Week 4 of What Would Twitter Do? in which ten of my favorite people on Twitter talk about their Twitter philosophies, their do’s and don’ts, and what they make of the medium in general. This week I speak with the poet Mira Gonzalez (@miragonz) who was born in 1992 in Los Angeles. She is the author of I Will Never Be Beautiful Enough To Make Us Beautiful Together (Sorry House, 2013) and her tweets and her poetry share a world: drugs, sex, loneliness, laziness, recklessness, self-loathing—she writes about these things in an extremely humourous and warm manner.
I wasn’t sure to what extent her performance on Twitter was just that, so was surprised when (asking her to contribute to a book I was putting together) her email reply was prompt, professional, incredibly polite—the opposite of what I would have expected from how she appeared online. It seemed we were suddenly living in a strange and backwards world, where a person’s public persona might be scattered and dissolute, and their private persona, professional and straight. A recent popular tweet of hers: “’success is the best revenge’ seems horrifying. id much rather just egg someones house or something.”
Her feed is brilliantly open, spontaneous, artful and unabashed. I was eager to speak to Mira for this series.
- Sheila Heti
1:55 pm • 2 July 2014 • 68 notes
marry, fuck, kill midwest tour OCTOBER 2014
w (possible) special guest readers chelsea martin, jordan castro, tao lin, etc.
*start puttin’ yr order together now. i don’t mind bein’ the “kill” person. there’s emotion in that.
(and before you start sub-tweetin’ or sub-bloggin’ how ‘fake’ ppl are, remember there isn’t one not-fake person alive, esp on the internet, and we know you on the internet if you readin this so. check. and mate. homey.)
4:07 pm • 28 June 2014 • 16 notes
Anonymous said: Just Write.
4:11 pm • 26 June 2014 • 5 notes
Mira’s tweeting from the western beefs twitter
2:37 am • 25 June 2014 • 21 notes
To be human—to exist in concrete reality and the imagination, to be material and immaterial—is to be paradoxical. And to transcend humanity—or, if that’s impossible, to go to where one can touch the wall, which bodies can’t cross, separating the human from the sublime—one first needs to be human, and embody paradox.
I imagine Mr. Knausgaard feeling on some level charged by his own existence, aware he’s closer to, or at least now positioned adjacent, the sublime as a result of the amount and scale of paradox he has accumulated in his life and, as a kind of side effect, generated in the world.
— At the New York Observer, Tao Lin re Karl Ove Knausgaard and his recent conversation with Zadie Smith in New York (via popserial)
7:31 pm • 11 June 2014 • 53 notes
Things I Did On June 8, 2014
woke up at 10am to a phone call from my dad
thought it was fathers day but it wasn’t
poured coffee into a mug
put rice in a bowl
brought the rice and the coffee back to bed
ate the rice and drank the coffee in bed
sat in weird positions in bed while editing things on my computer
walked on the beach
read ~50 pages of ‘my struggle’ by karl ove knausgaard
told someone i thought karl ove knausgaard looks ‘rugged’
smoked weed in bed
ate a piece of fried chicken in bed
wrote down everything i ate in a notebook
watched game of thrones
listened to drake with my eyes closed
braided my hair into 12 separate braids, then braided the braids together
felt alone but not discontent while standing in my kitchen
12:56 am • 9 June 2014 • 34 notes