Roxbury, by Randall Horton
A chapbook excerpted from much lauded poet and Cave Canem fellow Randall Horton's as yet unpublished memoir, Roxbury tells a story of redemption through writing, and through the love of a father for his son. Not many manuscripts bring the editor to tears, the way this one did.
“This is a son talking to his father, admitting the hard roads that damn near broke him and asking for forgiveness. He writes through, not around the life that bleeds men in the streets, and does it in a way that remembers what it means to be wrong. You can't walk away from this writing without knowing how the hustle, in the end, was nothing when weighed against the strength of a father's love.”
–Dwayne Betts, author, A QUESTION OF FREEDOM