Untitled Thought Project is Catherine Lacey’s untitled project of thought.

Here’s a photo of Annemarie Schwarzenbach and a very good dog.

Untitled Thought Project is a reader-supported email series.

Some of these emails are 144-word essays. Some are longer. Topics are various, though they’re mostly about writing in general, or writing fiction, or (more vaguely) making sense of life.

In the first few months of 2023 I was writing a series about things that strangers had lost and those essays are archived for the paying subscribers.

The sculpture in the my avatar is by Kiki Smith.

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Here you'll find 144-word essays sent every few weeks to everyone, and longer personal essays for the paid subscribers about once a month.


Catherine Lacey is the author of five books, including Biography of X and Pew. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, and a Whiting Award. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages.