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From the Desk of … Vanessa Jimenez Gabb

From the Desk of … Vanessa Jimenez Gabb

This week I asked Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, author of Midnight Blue and co-founder of Five Quarterly, to share a photograph of her desk and answer the question: Messy or clean?
Vanessa Jimenez Gabb's desk

I need clean first. My head is always so full and I don’t like seeing that mirrored around me. Then I can think and I start thinking and vibing and start adding things that I think of and need in order to think more and it becomes messy but I need those options in the moment. I don’t use a desk. I work in the living room and in the bedroom. I like pastry things nearby. – Vanessa Jimenez Gabb

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Erin Dorney is the poetry editor for Third Point Press and lives in Minnesota. Follow her on Twitter at @edorney or learn more at

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