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Quarantine Q&A: Deesha Philyaw

National Book Award finalist Deesha Philyaw talks to Johnny about her shot glass collection, holy posturing, and her bedazzling story collection.

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Deesha Philyaw’s writing on race, parenting, gender, and culture has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington PostMcSweeney’s, the RumpusBrevityTueNight, and elsewhere. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, she currently lives in Pittsburgh with her daughters.

Posted: Feb 16, 2021

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