I met up with Monica at Coffee Time on NW 21st in Portland, Oregon to discuss writing, reading difficult literature, Portland's changes over the years, and the curious case of the television show Baskets, which bares a strong resemblance to her novel Clown Girl.
Monica Drake is the author of the award-winning indie novel Clown Girl, as well as The Stud Book. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and designed and launched the BFA in Writing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she currently is faculty. Her short stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review Daily, The Sun, Oregon Humanities Magazine, Northwest Review and other publications, in print, online and anthologized.
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