Poems exploring togetherness, familial responsibility, mother-daughter relationships, marriage and faith.
“How can the human heart, without ripping apart at the seams, / Ever house the immeasurable heartache of one’s own history?”
Fairy Town—areas in Chicago where queer men felt safe to be themselves in an era of repression and discrimination.
The criminal justice system is broken, diminishes public safety and causes untold misery and death. Transformation is needed.
An enchanting story of Maisie’s quest, the tale of her curse and an unsettling look at the ordeals women face.
Building a community around books at Volumes Bookcafe
Comics, book fair, Printers Row and CAKE.
Guns, basketball, friendship and heroism on Chicago’s West Side
Her ambitious new novel is an epic that cements Makkai’s reputation as one of our significant writers.
“Chiraq” unpacked by young Chicago literary artists and activists—”a vexed term and a space of possibility.”