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New Nonfiction from Poupeh Missaghi



The COVID-19 pandemic has raised not only practical questions with regard to our public health, environment, education, and sociopolitical systems, but also concerns about our ability to cope psychologically. Many experts have been warning about the mental health impacts of the disaster. They have discussed how the pandemic has been a trigger for a lot of old suppressed emotions, causing them to rise to the surface. It has also raised many philosophical questions about what it means to be a human being in this world.

Read alum Poupeh Missaghi’s essay, “A Persian New Year Beginning with COVID-19” in the June 2020 issue of Words Without Borders.

Jay Boss Rubin in Barzakh



“You Have to Use Your Brains to Survive,” the opening chapter of alum Jay Boss Rubin’s novel in progress, was published by Barzak magazine in their Spring 2020 issue! You can read it here.

Another excerpt is available in the latest issue (004) of the Buckmxn Journal.

Cleyvis Natera in Cupcakes & Cashmere



2019 alum Cleyvis Natera has a new essay up on Cupcakes & Cashmere! You can read “White Supremacy is Not Just an American Problem – It’s a Global Pandemic” here.