J Jezewska Stevens is a writer of fiction and criticism. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, Harper’s Blog, 4Columns, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, BOMB, and elsewhere. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

This David Hockney painting makes her happy:


This postcard, stolen from a museum gift shop, makes her even happier: