In "Now We Will Be Happy," both music and food perform political and cultural functions, operating in ways that culturally include and exclude...
Jaquira Díaz is editor of 15 Views of Miami (Burrow Press). She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and an NEA Fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Arts. She has been awarded fellowships or scholarships from The MacDowell Colony, the Summer Literary Seminars, the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work is noted in Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and appears in Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, and The Southern Review, among others.
“A girl doesn't become a woman overnight,” Adriana Páramo writes.