Last City I Loved:…Fresno?


At Poets & Writers, Michael Medrano shows some love for a California city usually forgotten by the West Coast literary establishment: Fresno. Fresno’s Tower District, he writes,

…lies just east of the infamous Highway 99, another valley literary icon mentioned by Philip Levine, Gary Soto, and many more. It is where I conduct my literary radio show and lead the Random Writers Workshop, where I write and work on poems for my next book, which, you guessed it, is about the Tower District.

Which city’s under-loved lit scene would you write a paean to?

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →