Reyes Ramirez is a Houstonian. Reyes won the 2019 YES Contemporary Art Writer’s Grant, 2017 Blue Mesa Review Nonfiction Contest, 2014 riverSedge Poetry Prize and has poems, stories, essays, and reviews (and/or forthcoming) in: Cosmonauts Avenue, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Deep Red Press, The Latinx Archive, december magazine, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, TRACK//FOUR, Houston Noir, Gulf Coast Journal, The Acentos Review, and elsewhere. Reyes has received grants from the Houston Arts Alliance and The Warhol Foundation’s Idea Fund. Read more of his work at reyesvramirez.com.
Content by Reyes Ramirez
The City of Houston is a Labyrinth: Bryan Washington’s “Lot”
BY Reyes Ramirez
Washington’s Lot is an entrancing work that explores the perpetual identity crisis that is Houston’s greatest gift and curse; what we get is a smorgasbord of different approaches to being a Houstonian and reconciling that maybe, just maybe, identifying with something, whether it be familia, a space, a history, isn’t enough in this lot in life.