life grows. life is challenging and confusing, but no matter what, there are beautiful petals, waiting to grow.
The world cup was a beautiful experience and it’s something that should be remembered.
The colors, sights, and sounds of Carnival have long been a favorite of Samantha’s. West Indians take over Brooklyn for the Labor Day weekend and make their presence known.
A short introduction to a story about a witch who can make wings out of snow.
My piece is named after and dedicated to my grandmother. I am forever grateful to her, and to our Korean heritage and culture.
Memories branch the past and present. Through four vignettes, this piece documents the continuities of life and the importance of revisiting and appreciating past experiences through olfaction.
A reading of two poems accompanied by videos, photos, and Flow.
For episode 6 of Speaking in First Draft, Mentee Jamilah Araf interviews Mentor Elle Gonzalez Rose about her debut novel Caught in a Bad Fauxmance.
with moons. you taught me such cryptic languages.
I would spend the rest of my life decoding them.
You do not expect
the kindness. It comes
in splashes, like an outpour
after a long drought.
my walls stare at each other
in confusion, in uncertainty
of how to treat this unknown stranger
frame family in doorway, huddled on charcoal couch,
ad break muted in favor of bad jokes, laughter
gentle–wait for the punchline to pour gush of warmth into mugs,
clink spoon to make sonorous honey hum
to mellow ginger buzz
In this episode, you’ll hear Mentor Tracy Morin, a magazine writer and editor, talk with Mentee Ava Fung, a high schooler from New York City, about her humorous non-fiction piece, “Toothache.”
Though my dog brings great joy into my life, we have the ultimate incompatibility: different love languages. This piece is about the frustration of trying to cuddle with him and learning to accept our differences.
An encounter with an old Chinese grandmother during a hot summer day shoveling compost in Brooklyn.