Belt’s latest is “Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology,” a lively grab bag of essays, fiction and poetry that reads at times like who’s who of contemporary Chicago writers/residents. … taking on topics as varied as reparations for police violence, the barflies of Pilsen and the “myth of toughness in Chicago sports.” What emerges is not a tired love letter but a portrait of a city of complex promise, simultaneously part of the Rust Belt and removed. — Chicago Tribune, August 19, 2017
I’m grateful just this side of words to Chris Borrelli and the Chicago Tribune for taking the time and care to take what we’re up to at Belt seriously, and for giving me the space to talk about it. You can read the whole piece here.