Even before there was a war in Ciudad Juárez, I remember that Juárez had the feel of a war zone. It wasn’t until I visited Detroit for the first time that I rediscovered this feeling all over again....more
Daniel Peña teaches in the Department of English at Louisiana State University. Formerly, he was a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar and Lecturer at Cornell University. His work can be seen in Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, The Rumpus, and Huizache among other outlets. He’s a regular contributor to The Guardian and the Ploughshares Blog. He’s originally from Austin, Texas.