- Jay Deshpande
Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger, forthcoming in 2015 from YesYes Books. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Sixth Finch, Blunderbuss, Atlas Review, Forklift Ohio, Handsome, and elsewhere. Essays have been published in Slate, The New Republic, The Millions, and Jacket 2. A winner of the Scotti Merrill Memorial Award and Narrative’s Annual Poetry Contest, he lives in Brooklyn.
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Paul Auster read from @SalmanRushdie's memoir Joseph Anton: "The person you were for your parents was not the person you were with your children, your working self was other than yourself as a lover, and depending on the time of day and your mood you might think of yourself..."
@aasif At today's #StandWithSalman event, most readers shared excerpts of @SalmanRushdie's most acclaimed novels and influential speeches about #freespeech and #freedomofexpression.
@aasif Mandhvi read an excerpt of Rushdie's forthcoming novel Victory City. https://twitter.com/SalmanRushdie/status/1557002144053694464
So proud of this effort today. We celebrated Salman’s amazing words, stood in solidarity with him, and showed our determination to always fight for #freeexpression and the #freedomtowrite. #StandWithSalman https://twitter.com/penamerica/status/1560660254207053825