Sights & Sounds: Loré Yessuff
Common Discourse is a project designed to help others (and ourselves) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work—from Alex Tan & Alice Otieno.
Every Tuesday we share an idea from us, a quote from somebody else, and links worth sharing. On Fridays we invite a guest to share images from their camera roll and a sound that resonates with them.
Happy New Year!
It’s been a while since coming on here and sharing. The last weeks and months of 2023 demanded Alex and I to step away from the project and tend to life more presently, while simultaneously planning for 2024. In the meantime, the following contribution from Loré Yessuff had been sitting in the drafts, going through a few rounds of editing, rewriting, deleting and writing again. Revisiting it with fresh eyes this week felt good, and perhaps even more fitting to share as we begin the year anew than it did then.
Loré is a poet and writer based in New York City. Her work has been featured in Vox, The New York Times, Voicemail Poems, American Chordata, and The Creative Independent. She has worked as a Copywriter for Headspace and Warby Parker, and freelanced for Bumble, Dame, and Outdoor Voices. During her spare time she runs a blog called poembutter, where pieces include casual essays about culture, meaning, and daily life.
This week features a reading from one of her poems. Listen as you scroll through the images.
Posy, read by Loré
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