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CREATIVE NONFICTION

Because, the Ferguson Verdict by Ira Sukrungruang

August 12, 2020

  Because, in 1978, we were the first Thai family in a working class neighborhood of Chicago, predominantly inhabited by Polish and Irish. Because we found our mailbox off its post every weekend, the aluminum dented in the shape of…

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First by Ryan Van Meter

July 29, 2020

  Ben and I are sitting side by side in the very back of his mother’s station wagon. We face glowing white headlights of cars following us, our sneakers pressed against the back hatch door. This is our joy—his and…

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Girls, Monsters by Jaquira Díaz

July 15, 2020

When we were twelve, we taught ourselves to fly. —John Murillo, from “Renegades of Funk” All of us girls, now women. —T Kira Madden, from “The Feels of Love” That winter, we watched New York Undercover on group phone calls,…

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