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Interview: A Conversation with D Watkins by Rachael Marks

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On the overnight train to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, last month, I tormented my tired seatmate by keeping the overhead light on and sifting through a stack of printed pages, scrawling illegible notes in the margins and occasionally snorting at something that I found funny, or horrifying, or both. These were essays written by Baltimorean struggler-turned-literary-supernova, D…

Straight Shots of Family by D. Watkins

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Reds caught a gun charge around the time my deciduous teeth started coming in. My toddler-faced mom­ — pregnant with Deion — clamped on heavy gold bamboo earrings and clubbed every night.