The On Being Project

Laurie Granieri
Laurie Granieri

is director of communications at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and a writer whose prose was included in the 2011 collection This I Believe: On Fatherhood. Her work will be published in the forthcoming anthology Eat Pray Love Made Me Do it, and this essay will appear in the April issue of Elle magazine.

This Clamorous Neon Heart

by Laurie Granieri

In the dissonant landscape of central Jersey, a writer reaches for the pristine beauty of Merton’s Gethsemani and finds instead beauty in asphalt and fluorescence in her backyard.

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This Clamorous Neon Heart