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Adriana E. Ramírez

Ramírez was the recipient, in 2015, of the first PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize for the manuscript of “Dead Boys,” a nonfiction work-in-progress that examines how geopolitics manifests in the lives and deaths of young men from the three countries Ramírez calls her own: Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. Once an internationally-ranked slam poet, Ramirez has an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh, where she now teaches in its English department.
What role can poetry play in our discussion of gun violence?

During our national debate over gun violence, poetry can do something — invoke the beauty and value of each life lost, writes Adriana E. Ramirez.

Denis Johnson's posthumous collection is beautiful. But does it critique or reinforce toxic masculinity?

Critic at large Adriana E. Ramírez takes a hard look at Denis Johnson and his posthumous collection "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden," in which she finds beautiful sentences — and sexism and racism, too.

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