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"I want [Defacing the Monument] to continue the legacy of a work like James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men that documents while interrogating the documentary act. …And I hope it might serve as a guidebook for anyone who wants to write or offer aid in this moment of crisis.” Read the full interview with Susan Briante here.

Briante’s essay Little Christmas first published in Essay Daily (December 20, 2019) has been named an honorable mention in the Best American Essays 2019.

Briante heads to Patagonia, AZ, in July to serve as Faculty Liaison for the Southwest Field Studies in Writing program, the only program in the country that sends graduate creative writing students to amplify voices and expand dialogue on issues related to the border. Follow their blog posts here.


After a short hiatus, Briante’s back in the studios of KXCI producing new episodes of Speedway and Swan, a free-form hour of poetry, music, and conversation. Keep an eye out for upcoming episodes with Ruth Ellen Kocher and Jen Hofer. Can’t wait? You can stream all of our past episodes here.

Bodies Built for Game: The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing, edited by Natalie Diaz features Briante’s essay “Off Sides” as well as work by Claudia Rankine, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Ada Limón, among many others. Order it here.

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