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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.
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.

Adriana E. Ramírez recommends an unusual culinary history

Both a biography and a culinary history, “What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories" was one of Adriana E. Ramírez's favorite books of 2017.

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