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The latest issue of Exectric Literature magazine features an extensive feature on “16 Puerto Rican Women and Non-Binary Writers Telling New Stories.”

Included in the all-star lineup are Master of Fine Arts alumni Jennifer Maritza McCauley and her collection “Scar On/Scar Off” ; Anjanette Delgadoand, her novel The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho; as well as Jaquira Díaz, for her essay anthology, “15 Views of Miami”.

As of 2013, approximately 5 million Puerto Ricans reside in the mainland U.S. and these 16 non-binary and women writers are adding new narratives to the history of Puerto Rican writing.

Their fiction, essays, and poetry focuses on racism, inequality, womanhood, African-based religions, and much more. These are the writers to watch to see how they change the topography of Puerto Rican literature.

Click here to see all the writers’ work on Exectric Literature.