Next Letter in the Mail: Lilliam Rivera


Our next Letter in the Mail comes from award-winning author Lilliam Rivera! Lilliam writes to us about her visit to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, wanting to stop time, and writing out her intentions—and, she invites us to share a list of intentions with her, too.

To make sure Lilliam’s contemplative letter—a perfect read to start the New Year—finds its way to your mailbox, subscribe to Letters in the Mail before January 12! And remember, Letters in the Mail helps us keep The Rumpus running—so, you can correspond with your favorite writers and support the website in one fell swoop.

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams and The Education of Margot Sanchez, available in bookstores everywhere. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Elle, to name a few. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles.


Photograph of Lilliam Rivera by Vanessa Acosta.