Pigeon Pages Interview
with Michele Filgate


“Don’t worry about what other people will think or say about your work. Write like no one will ever read it. And don’t shy away from writing about things that scare you.”


Read more from our interview with Michele Filgate, curator of our limited series My Mother, Myself here.


Pigeon Pages Interview
with Piper Weiss

“For so long [You All Grow Up and Leave Me] was a topic of conversation, then an obsession, then a manifestation of my imposter syndrome, then it was the worst idea I'd ever had in my life, then it was a blissful experience, then it was back to fear for a while, then it was out of my head and free to infiltrate other heads that didn't belong to me. I've been so grateful to each person who took the time to read it...”

Read the rest of our interview with May reader, Piper Weiss here.



“The Cost of a Mother”

From our limited series, My Mother, Myself
curated by Michele Filgate, editor of the anthology What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About

“When Umma calls, I know it’s not just because she wants to hear my voice. I picture her mind twisting reality like thick, black wires, compelling her to dial whatever numbers might link her to me on the nights she gives in to her anxiety.”

Read Hannah Bae’s essay here.


“15 Minutes”
by Eileen Myles

Part of our limited series, My Mother, Myself
curated by Michele Filgate, editor of the anthology What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About

“My insane/ devotion to my/ mother. I will not call/ her. To thank her/ on this day, an 8.”

-from “15 Minutes”

Read Eileen’s poem here.



“Mother Words”

From our limited series, My Mother, Myself
curated by Michele Filgate, editor of the anthology What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About

“I finish with pages and pages of swirls that hold meaning for me alone. I read my words aloud while my mother takes dictation. She sends Poet Aunt both versions—one in my language and one in hers.”

Read Ella Mei Yon’s essay here.