My name is Roxane Gay (with one n).
My middle name is not “is.” I do not have a middle name.
I know I don’t have to turn on the red light.
I know you want to be my man.
I am not the rapper Roxanne Shanté though her sweater is lovely.
I write, I edit (check out that swank new site design by Gene Morgan), I am writing my dissertation, I teach, I am on the job market. I live near the end of the world in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Blake Butler was kind enough to ask me to join the team so here I am to bring the estrogen (not really) which is much like bringing the pain, only better smelling.