Jessa Crispin

Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of the magazines Bookslut and Spolia. She has written for The New York Times, Guardian, Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, NPR.org, Chicago Sun-Times, Architect Magazine, and other publications. She has lived in Kansas, Texas, Ireland, Chicago, Berlin, and elsewhere.


ARTICLES FEATURING JESSA

The Dead, the Wounded, and the Lost

"The Dead Ladies Project" is Jessa Crispin's account of two years spent traveling the world and reading up on some of her favorite artists and writers....


How to Endure

"The Dead Ladies Project" is sometimes rollicking, sometimes panicked, but always insightful and moving....

How to Endure


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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