Michele Filgate is a writer, indie bookseller/events coordinator at Community Bookstore, and critic. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Rumpus, Salon, Time Out New York, The Daily Beast, O,The Oprah Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Capital New York, The Star Tribune, Bookslut, The Quarterly Conversation, The Brooklyn Rail, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.
"I must not forget, I thought, that I have been happy, that I am being happier than one can be. But I forgot, I’ve always forgotten." —from NEAR TO THE WILD HEART by Clarice Lispector