Thomas Mira y Lopez

Thomas Mira y Lopez’s recent essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Hotel Amerika, and Seneca Review. He is an editor for Territory, a literary journal about maps and other strange objects, and he is working on a book about resting places that will include “Overburden.” Miray Lopez holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona and is currently an Olive B. O’Connor fellow at Colgate University.



The story is almost always the same. Every six months or so, I make the trip from Tucson back to my old neighborhood in New York and discover yet another childhood landmark gone. Some landlord or other has forced a beloved store out of business, the rent raised a thousand percent, and the real estate […]

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