A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with.
From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, in these essays, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide.
Inventory: Under Objects Under Oath. Inventory: Under Objects Under Oath was a long durational performance in which I read Inventory in its entirety at the Imagine Science Film Festival without any objects present (on October 19, 2014, the day the project was completed). In total, the text was 40,071 words and it took over seven hours to perform.
Chelsea Hodson is the author of the book of essays Tonight I'm Someone Else and the chapbook Pity the Animal. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Bennington College and has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony and PEN Center USA Emerging Voices.
Chelsea Hodson is the author of the forthcoming essay collection Tonight I’m Someone Else and the chapbook Pity the Animal. She teaches at Catapult and lives in Brooklyn. Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir, Hollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir Bruja. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles.
In Chelsea Hodson’s essay collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else, Hodson takes the plunge, and explores her own relationship to want, desire, longing, and the unattainable beauty induced by living in American capitalism. In the first essay “Red Letters from a Red Planet,” Hodson simultaneously tells the story of her relationship with Cody “big and tough and tattooed, like a bad boy a.Learn More
Though these essays portray different parts of Hodson's life—from an intense, adolescent best friendship at a summer camp, to a part-time early job at a copy shop, to spontaneous moves to.Learn More
Chelsea Hodson is one of those writers. In her new book of essays, Tonight I’m Someone Else, Hodson contemplates first-person engagement with distant possibilities in ways both mundane and sublime. On using a treadmill with a video screen, she writes: “Running outside is real, but what I want is the less real: I want the path unfolding on a.Learn More
Chelsea Hodson is the author of the book of essays Tonight I’m Someone Else and the chapbook Pity the Animal. She teaches at Bennington College in Vermont, Catapult in New York, and she co-founded the Mors Tua Vita Mea workshop in Sezze Romano, Italy. She has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony and PEN Center USA Emerging Voices.Learn More
Pity the Animal Chelsea Hodson. Lauded as one of the best books of 2014, Chelsea Hodson’s lyrical long-form essay about submission and commodification is unlike anything we’ve ever read. It begins with Hodson’s own experiences with various kinds of workplaces, including photo shoots, catered parties, “sugar daddy” arrangements and American Apparel, and spirals outwards, packing more.Learn More
In 2015, at a New York City gallery where terrible box wine was being poured, I first heard Chelsea Hodson read. Under stage lights, Hodson’s commanding presence combines with a soulful voice of authority. Her narrative flow is precise and unsparingly vulnerable with charged interior of thoughts belonging to an observer, journalist, writer, poet, photographer, lover, friend and consummate.Learn More
Chelsea Hodson: Right. I was wondering how the form of these essays came together, and also what your sense of the “I” of the I in the book is. Well I’ll start by saying with reporting that I do have a journalism background, it’s what I studied in school. It didn’t interest me that much. There’s something about that difficulty.Learn More
Chelsea Hodson. Chelsea Hodson is the author of the forthcoming essay collection Tonight I m Someone Else Henry Holt, 2018 and the chapbook Pity the Animal Future Tense Emily Books, 2014 She is a graduate of the MFA program at Bennington College, and was a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow She lives in Brooklyn, New York.Learn More
Tonight I’m Someone Else book trailer. Get to know Chelsea Hodson, who will read from her new essay collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else, on Friday, July 27th at Sash in Hillcrest (3753 Sixth Ave), alongside Melissa Broder, Ana Carrete, and Suzy Fincham-Gray, at the inaugural LAST EXIT reading. Chelsea Hodson is the author of the book of essays Tonight I’m Someone Else and the chapbook.Learn More
Chelsea Hodson is the author of the essay collection Tonight I'm Someone Else and the chapbook Pity the Animal. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Bennington College and has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony and PEN Center USA Emerging Voices.Learn More
I discovered writer Chelsea Hodson’s blog just over a year ago.Her first chapbook, Beach Camp, was shared by one of my friends on Pinterest and, inspired by its beautiful design, I wanted to know more.I feel incredibly lucky to have followed the breadcrumbs to Chelsea’s Inventory project, as her posts are now part of my own daily routine. Every day, going on over 400 so far, Chelsea.Learn More
Bonus note: if you order the book via the link in the image below, Malarkey Books will receive a small fee as part of the IndieBound Affiliate program. Reading Alan Good June 5, 2018 Chelsea Hodson, Essays, Books, Fuck Oblivion, Literature, Henry Holt Comment. Twitter 0 Likes. Previous. Recently Read: Britain BC: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans, by Francis Pryor. Reading.Learn More