This week, we’re sharing stories from Melissa del Bosque, Marta Martinez, Kiese Laymon, Jill Damatac, and Nehmat Kaur.
Melissa del Bosque | The Intercept | November 1, 2020 | 27 minutes (6,900 words)
“A public defender’s lonely fight against family separation.”
Marta Martinez | OneZero | November 9, 2020 | 7 minutes (1,931 words)
“They’re on the front lines of a relentless and overwhelming news cycle that is pushing them to the edge.”
Kiese Laymon | LitHub | November 10, 2020 | 6 minutes (1,728 words)
Kiese Laymon on revision, radical friendship, and community.
Jill Damatac | The Margins (Asian American Writers’ Workshop) | November 11, 2020 | 15 minutes (3,865 words)
“Far from our barrios, mountains, and islands, we cook, so that we may practice swallowing our undesirable truths, acidic and blood-heavy.”
Nehmat Kaur | Fifty Two | November 11, 2020 | 17 minutes (4,400 words)
“Gurgaon’s relationship with its canine residents is both a symptom, and a result, of how this town, sometimes called India’s ‘Millennium City,’ incubates new ambitions, heinous old inequities, and ecological ruin.”