«I feel that all writing is ideological, whether intentionally or unintentionally reflecting aspects of writers’ relationships with their sociocultural contexts, time periods, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, etc. Even if a writer builds a fantastical world radically remote from their reality, the scale of the escapism itself is a reflection on the writer’s state. At the same time, I quixotically believe that writing can also transcend its cultural context, evoking ineffable and mysterious aspects of existence that move beyond the writer’s subjective identity. While I evoke both regional realities and dystopian and sci-fi speculation that reflect my relationship with a rapidly changing, data-inundated world, I use genre-bending to reach beyond both Southern Gothic evocations and speculative exercises».  

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