Cover Photo: An image of T Kira with a bowl of soup and steam
Illustration by Eliza Harris, photograph shared courtesy of the author

Writers Who Eat: T Kira Mahealani Madden in Conversation with Bix Gabriel

Food, writing, they’re both offerings of building community and communication.

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls




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Catapult magazine · T Kira Mahealani Madden reads an excerpt from Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir

  • Always leftover rice, that’s really important. People miss that part. If you use fresh rice, it’s going to be a ball of mush!

Bix Gabriel is a writer, teacher of creative writing, editor at The Offing magazine, 2021 Periplus Fellow, co-founder of TakeTwo Services, occasional Tweeter, and seeker of the perfect jalebi.

She has a M.F.A in fiction from Indiana University-Bloomington, and her writing appears in the anthology A Map is Only One Story, on Longleaf Review, Catapult, Guernica, and Electric Literature, among others. Her debut novel, Archives of Amnesia, was a finalist for the 2021 PEN Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.

She was born in Hyderabad, India, and lives in Queens, NY.