This Is the Language That Was Given to Us: Volume Three of The Bare Life Review: A Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Literature
The Bare Life Review: A Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Literature
In this exquisite third volume of The Bare Life Review, the award-winning bi-annual of immigrant and refugee literature, Editor-in-Chief Nyuol Lueth Tong (There Is a Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan, and McSweeney’s 52: In Their Faces, a Landmark) has assembled 15 pieces of original poetry and prose by immigrant and refugee authors—from established literary stars to emerging new voices—a collection attesting to the vast range and diversity of world literature.
About the Author
The Bare Life Review was founded in 2017 as the only literary biannual devoted entirely to publishing the work of immigrant and refugee writers. Let by Editor-in-Chief Nyuol Lueth Tong (There Is a Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan, and McSweeney’s 52: In Their Faces, a Landmark), its editorial staff is comprised of working writers, all immigrants in their own right. The editorial advisory board includes Dave Eggers, Akhil Sharma, Paul Harding, Ainehi Edoro, and others. The first two volumes of The Bare Life Review garnered recognition from the Pushcart Prize (Vol. 1, for Hoa Nguyen’s poetry) and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (Best Debut Magazine). The Bare Life Review is a member of Intersection for the Arts, a non-profit arts organization in San Francisco.
“The Bare Life Review has a keen understanding of literary art [as] a necessary space for reacting to global trauma.” -- Scott Tschirhart for Portland Review
“[The Bare Life Review’s] very existence point[s] to the emergent urgency of creating a space for migrant writing. More importantly, the journal format proves to be well-suited for the task. Bare Life’s stories, essays and poems are able to explore migrant narrative collectively, in the end producing a richer and more nuanced picture of this narrative...” -- Kris Bartkus for Full Stop