Maud Kelly is a poet (Best American Poets 2009, Pleiaedes, Barrow Street) and essayist. She is writing a memoir on instagram based on articles of clothing, both her own and others. She draws the clothes and writes mini-essays that follow along a linear path but are meant to extend beyond traditional first-this-then-that storytelling into an outwardly expansive space.
Maud says the Instagram platform is perfect for memoir—the way it stacks up discreet little pictorial pieces feels to her like how memory works. You can scroll all the way back to the beginning or reach in an pull out a single one for mulling.