Issue XIII: Summer 2013

Issue XIII: Summer 2013

Featuring writing from Spring 2013

Welcome back for another installment of Dig Deep, NY Writers Coalition’s online journal! This quarter’s issue showcases prose and poetry in a variety of voices on topics of life, love, happiness, loss, and self-discovery. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed watching them evolve through the writing process.

Contributing Workshops for this issue include NYWC’s workshop at SAGE, a community center for GLBT elders, led by Victoria Meringoff; our workshop at the Port Morris Wellness Center, a community clinic for patients undergoing treatment for opiate dependency and methadone maintenance, led by John Maney, Jr.; and NYWC’s workshop at Rikers Island’s Rose M. Singer Center for detained and sentenced women, led by Deborah Clearman.


  • Saturday Night Free by John Maney Jr.
  • Joey’s Story by Tony Setteducate
  • Sonnet CXVI after William Shakespeare by Angela Brown
  • This is Our Everyday Route by Rhonda Lambert
  • Upside Down by William Larmer
  • Spring Sprung by Daisy Rangel
  • Deliverance by Carmen Gaston
  • Escape by Ralph Gray
  • A Woman of Color by Shavonne Perry
  • This Poem My Poem by Brenda Spikes
  • The Happiness Pie by Karen L. Miller
  • The Power of Ten by Deja Rowe
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    About Dig Deep’s Contributing Artist


    The artwork for this issue is contributed by Lauren Hudson. Lauren is a recent graduate from Sarah Lawrence College, where she concentrated in studio arts and political geography. Her interests include solidarity economics, feminist geography, and participatory action research. Ms. Hudson is currently a New York City Civic Corps member serving at New York Writers Coalition and is a member of Solidarity NYC. She lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.