A Message to the City from Kristen Millares Young

Good morning. It’s Friday, August 7, and we’re ending the week with something special: a message from the novelist and journalist Kristen Millares Young, followed by a visual poem that is an excerpt from her debut novel Subduction

Though Subduction came out April 14—not the best timing for a new work of art to enter the world—it is still getting amazing buzz. It’s a Paris Review staff pick, the Washington Post called “whip-smart,” and Ms. Magazine called it “utterly unique and important.” 

Local writers know Kristen as the prose writer-in-residence at Hugo House from 2018 to 2020. Her prize-winning investigations, essays, and reviews appear in the Washington Post, Literary Hub, the Guardian, and elsewhere. And she’s the editor of the forthcoming anthology Seismic, a book from the Seattle City of Literature.

Read more and watch Kristen Millares Young’s message here!