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“The perceived aversion to a male-centered illness narrative had to do with antiquated ideas about who should and shouldn’t be vulnerable to a failing body, and what that vulnerability means.”
Belle Boggs’ aims are as modest as they are all-consuming, illustrating the type of lives forgotten about by the majority of Americans, displaying limitless empathy for her characters and their concerns and conflicts. Salvatore Pane reviews her debut collection, Mattaponi Queen.
“I don’t think about the audience. If I thought about the audience, I’d be writing Rent.”—Cynthia Hopkins
Featuring selections by Jem Cohen, Keith Connolly, Britton Powell, Alan Courtis, Byron Westbrook, and more.