Author Archives: louisewleonard

About louisewleonard

Author of 52 Men, Since You Ask, and others Also in The Rumpus, Tin House, Fiction Advocate, Gargoyle.

One thing I’ve learned

If I could tell my 23 year old self one thing, for all those years in my twenties I sat on hard chairs in anonymous rooms with girls who’d been raped and assaulted in their own families, it would be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Quiet Loneliness

Two of my favorite people in the world revere Philip Guston — and one recently gifted me with a biography of him by Guston’s only child, Musa Mayer. This was a revelation for me, particularly when the Guston description of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Problem with the Problem

I think that growing up my friends and I in NYC were unduly encouraged to look at our problems. Therapy was in vogue and therapy was about analyzing problems and devoting serious study to them. It’s hard to get out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Survive for yourself. So comes peace. #30 years ago #Discovered in the drawer

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The German Crowd

Despite having a flawed and sometimes dangerous and volatile personality, I have been rather sickened at the hatred being displayed on social media and elsewhere, particularly by niche groups of the fuming self-righteous. I think we all know by now … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Work 2020: The German Crowd, Oct 27 2020 in Subnivean lit journal

Some kind of Jesus, that’s what I thought of myself — wandering the lake, bathing my feet, loving everyone and wondering when God would come. #TheGermanCrowd

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

You’re a whore

Some things are so primal. We find ourselves hurling insults that have been used against us. Not that anyone has ever called me a whore. But you get the idea. Today, when every other interaction seems to have the possibility … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Work

I had what some might call a religious experience at age 23 or so. It was so fantastic and wild and forceful — it ripped the skies open and the skies invited me in.That was at the beginning of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

If Trump Causes You Pain, see TRUMPain

This is a series created by my brother Jonathan Wareham. Take a look at the preview here: and then the complete playlist. Having trouble embedding it here, but it’s worth the jump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L77x5Mizqo&feature=emb_err_woyt

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Acts of Bravery involving the Shooting of Individuals

Steve is a police officer. I watch him calming down some men in a fight in Soho. I am so impressed by this — by his calmness and his presence and quiet authority — I began talking to him. He … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment