Who Will Speak for America?

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Drawing on the success of Writers Resist, a national day of literary protest, Who Will Speak for America? presents the best contemporary writing on American identity, justice, and dissent, and asserts a constructive vision of American society. Coedited by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin. (Pub date: July 1, 2018)

Advance Praise

“At too many points since Trump’s election, my mind went to leaving this country. But Who Will Speak for America? is one of the greatest reminders I’ve had not to stray again. That we are the majority–we who represent a whole spectrum of gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and more–and we will take back this country forward from the few who want it to go backward. A potent and necessary read for everyone on this planet, really.” –Porochista Khakpour

“Panoramic in scope and exquisite in execution, Who Will Speak for America? is a platform for some of the country’s sharpest minds to artistically meditate on life during and after the reign of our Orange Mussolini.” –Molly Crabapple

“Essays, poems, fiction, photographs, and cartoons bristle with emotion from contributors responding to issues they consider most urgent: racism, sexism, poverty, and injustice….A heartfelt and thoughtful collection.”–Kirkus


Including essays, poetry, stories, photography, speeches, and cartoons from:

Samira Ahmed
Charlie Jane Anders
Cynthia Arrieu-King
Cynthia Atkins
Herman Beavers
Jericho Brown
Rene Denfeld
Linh Dinh
Veronica Scott Esposito
Sarah Rose Etter
Melissa Febos
Liana Finck
Nancy Hightower
Bassey Ikpi
Mohja Kahf
Ken Kalfus
Joy Ladin
Ana-Maurine Lara
Carmen Maria Machado
Juan Martinez
Airea D. Matthews
Diane McKinney Whetstone
Lynn Melnick
Sam J. Miller
Liz Moore
Eileen Myles
Sandra Newman
Alice Notley
Cynthia Dewi Oka
Tahneer Oksman
Malka Older
Carlos Perez Samano
Marc Anthony Richardson
Craig Santos Perez
Madeleine Thien
KC Trommer
Adam Vines
Edwin Torres
Fran Wilde