Jamil Smith

801 days ago

It's been a while since I shared an item here on Pocket. That'll change from here on out: in the spirit of the late This., at least one item a day. I might reach back into the archives to share some things I've loved from the past few months, but let me start here with this beautiful meditation from my friend Eve Ewing on Frank Ocean, Harper Lee, and the demands we make on the recluse.

Frank Ocean, Harper Lee, and the Reclusive Artist


I was 16 when I first became intrigued with Harper Lee. As an aspiring fiction writer, I was fascinated with the details of novelists’ lives—how they manage to surmount the seemingly insurmountable task of creating and rendering an entire imaginary world.