The Art of Giving Up

After the publication of his classic novel, Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison spent over forty years working on his sophomore effort, Juneteenth. When asked by an interviewer to explain the delay, he blamed it on a fire which destroyed his manuscript during the early 1970s. But now, nearly twenty years after his death in 1994, scholars […]

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A Note of the Background Photo

I took this photo about a year ago off a little building on MacDonald Ave. in my hometown of Richmond, Ca. It was part of a photo essay I’d done for another site, Creosote Journal. Richmond has been in the news for the past few years, what with the Chevron Oil Refinery explosion, a high […]

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