William Heyen

From the Out-There: About “Longhouse”

A few times a year I’ll tear a story out of a newspaper or magazine. I tear it out rather than scissor it neatly because I want a feeling of unplanned offhandedness, not one of careful consideration. And I save a particular story not because of its googleable facts or empirical information but because something in it has connected with me in a way I can’t quite articulate—something residing in my deepest mind, something from childhood or the womb, something.