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ABOUT the author
Zachary Pace is a writer and editor who lives in New York City, whose first book is I Sing to Use the Waiting: A Collection of Essays About the Women Singers Who've Made Me Who I Am, and whose writing has been published in the Baffler, BOMB, Bookforum, Boston Review, Frieze magazine, Interview magazine, Literary Hub, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the PEN Poetry Series, the Yale Review, and elsewhere.
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I Sing to Use the Waiting
"Zachary Pace takes listening & fanhood to a teeming level of worship which is exactly what it is. Beautiful precise quirky bodily cerebral listening to female vocalists and writing about it. I’m so in awe of what I get when I read this dedicated performance of that. I think Kim (Gordon) should hear, Chan (Marshall) should hear. The chapter on the Kabbalah (and Madonna) was so astonishing. God should hear too: this miraculous and fun and deeply cool book that’s really about sound and our relationship to it, gendered, historic, mortal and true." —Eileen Myles
Largehearted Boy: Zachary Pace’s playlist for their essay collection I Sing to Use the Waiting | Jan. 23, 2024
LitHub presents: "Zachary Pace on the Push and Pull of Working in Publishing as a Writer" | Jan. 23, 2024
BOMB interview: Zachary Pace by Jameson Fitzpatrick | Feb. 1, 2024
Jameson Fitzpatrick, for BOMB, spoke with author Zachary Pace about their debut collection of essays, I Sing to Use the Waiting: "At their Brooklyn apartment, we talked about why it’s so awful to hear a recording of your own voice, immanence versus imminence, and the sustaining solace of music."
Debutiful interview with Zachary Pace | Jan. 23, 2024
Adam Vitcavage, for Debutiful, presents an author interview and an excerpt of the essay “Colors of the Wind,” from Zachary Pace's I Sing to Use the Waiting.
Poets & Writers: "Ten Questions for Zachary Pace" | Jan. 23, 2024
Jen DeGregorio, for Poets & Writers, about How long did it took to write their debut essay collection I Sing to Use the Waiting, what the most challenging thing about writing the book was, where they write, and so much more!
The Rumpus: A Conversation with Zachary Pace" | Jan. 22, 2024
For The Rumpus, Tiffany Babb spoke with author Zachary Pace about releasing the book, I Sing to Use the Waiting, the power of Cat Power, the intersection of music and memory, the song that’s currently stuck in their head, and so much more!
Hippocampus Magazine interview with Zachary Pace | Jan. 8, 2024
Lara Lillibridge spoke with the author of I Sing to Use the Waiting about striking a balance between being "academic in tone, and yet filled with pop culture, and still personal," Cher and Zachary's own mother, how the book came to be published, other authors who have provided inspiration, and so much more!
Q&A with Zachary Pace | May 8, 2023
Eric Obenauf, editorial director of Two Dollar Radio, talked with Zachary Pace about their debut collection of essays I Sing to Use the Waiting. We hope you enjoy this fascinating interview!