Straining Letters Into Noise


Eliza Darnell (she/her)

Convos with Friends (2022)This book contains words from six of my close friends, all of whom I interviewed individually for this project. I asked them the same six questions that I had chosen from our daily free-write questions in class and their responses to these interview questions make up the book. I also included a personal spread for each person before delving into their responses, which include photo collages of them and our memories throughout our friendships. I decided to invite my friends to be a part of this project because as I did my own free-writes, I would think of them and write about them often. Every time I wrote about them, I was reminded of how much they mean to me and how much joy they have brought into my life, and I wanted to honor these wonderful people by making this book and giving them the space to share themselves.