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Valeria Luiselli
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Valeria Luiselli
Photograph © Alfredo Pelcastre
Valeria Luiselli is the author of Sidewalks (Coffee House); Faces in the Crowd, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction; The Story of My Teeth (both Granta), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Best Translated Book Award, and the Impac Prize 2017; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions (Coffee House), a finalist for both the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism; and Lost Children Archive (Knopf). In 2014, she received the 5 Under 35 prize from the National Book Foundation.

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Vol. 75
Dispatches from Solitude
Fall 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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March 3, 2021
The roses never looked so good before we gained a dormant garden
help. But roses burn in just one day of this appalling desert heat. An
effervescent sun burning the roses as I must wish it would inflame all
features of the abhorrent politicians plunging a nation into ruin ... and archaeology! We look in vain for faces from a human past.
February 24, 2021
Then geese cycle madly
across a pond
like Wile E. Coyote
three feet past the cliff—

catch lift
and join the great migration.
February 17, 2021
We’re coming home from school, walking up the hill, Marco in front, his head down, his hands buried in the pockets of his jeans, Laurel behind him, the collar of her shirt spilling out of her sweater like a tropical plant, then Samantha, agitated, as if struggling to free several birds from the snags in her hair, and finally Peter, our little brother, who lags behind us and sings:

           and all the people said
           what a shame that he’s dead
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