Published in 2018, Weight of the Earth is compiled from David Wojnarowicz’s audio diaries.
“Artist, writer, activist. For David Wojnarowicz, these three identities were of a single piece—an extension of his wised-up, earnest, angry self. He perfected this point of view privately, in diaries, sketches, and notes. In March 1981, he discovered a new method: the audio journal. He spoke into a tape recorder—though he felt terribly self-conscious doing so—after he had just woken up, as he stewed in his apartment, or while on long, solitary road trips.” – Lisa Darms and David O’Neill in the Editors’ Introduction to Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz. Edited by Lisa Darms and David O’Neill and published 2018 by Semiotext(e).