Mary-Kim Arnold

Location Rhode Island

About Me

I think of myself as: writer, gardener, mother, wife.

My work has appeared at Tin House, Wigleaf, HTML Giant, The Rumpus, Anobium, and elsewhere.

I was born in Korea, grew up in the suburbs of New York City. I live now in Rhode Island in an old Victorian house (that was once quite grand) that overlooks the highway. I like to imagine that the noise of the traffic below is the sea.

Why do you write?

I think I am trying to make meaning out of chaos.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Oh dear. On my desk now, having recently read or in the process of reading:

Anne Carson, NOX
Anne Carson, Plainwater
Anne Carson & Bianca Stone, Antigonick
Russell Hoban, Turtle Diary
Renata Adler, Speedboat
Maggie Nelson, Bluets
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
Marie Chaix, Silences, Or a Woman's Life

Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red
Sophie Calle, The Address Book
James Salter, All That Is
Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1977-1981
Michael Kimball, Us

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Tina Barry – Jun 11, 2013

Hi Mary-Kim. I'm flattered that you found and read "Float to Water," and bestowed it with a star. Happy to have you at Fictionaut.

Matthew Robinson – Jun 07, 2013

Welcome! Thanks for commenting on my stories, and yes, I know all about The Mountain Goats. I saw them (him) play here (Seattle) a few months ago (February, I think). I wouldn't be surprised if "No Children" being woven into my subconscious helped drive the words that made that story. Welcome to Fictionaut! :)

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