My essay "Baby It Ain't Easy" appears in the new issue of Pleiades (vol. 36.1) as part of a symposium regarding honest depictions of violence in literature.
In his forward to the symposium, Phong Nguyen poses the questions, "What does it mean to write honestly about violence? What does honest violence in fiction actually look like?" Nine writers wrestle with these topics in short essays that provide a variety of enlightening and intriguing perspectives.
Thanks to Phong Nguyen and Pleiades for inviting me to be part of the conversation.