The Swallow War

"This singular edifice sits in the center of the prison; it's open air and we call it the plaza. There are a couple of trees, some sickly grass, and… More

Going Forward with Gus

"As Gus would speak about the love for his kids and the things he wished he had done better, I thought about what it would have been like to… More

The Thrill of Discovery

"My family was never much into literary books. They read cheap paperbacks that cost less than a dollar, the stories printed on thin newsprint." More

Speaking Silence

"As a Mexican-Filipino-East Indian teen, I felt most comfortable in silence—scribbling words into notebooks, hoping my classmates couldn’t see me." More