Robin Coste Lewis on the Comfort of Literature

September 23, 2020

At the LA Times, poet Robin Coste Lewis shares how she makes her students feel safe during uncertain times by providing refuge in art. “I’m trying to show them that this is in fact what most literature is about,” Lewis says. “Being a comfort to you at hard times. Even if it’s a comedic literature. Even if it’s absurdist literature. Even if it’s something that’s light and fluffy and pastel. All art, hopefully, if it’s good, will give comfort in the most trying of times.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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