Cover Photo: Illustration by Anja Silbar for Catapult
Illustration by Anja Silbar for Catapult

What It Means to Live in Houston

In a city made up of many cities, spread out, like tiny countries, ascribing their influence is a lot like trekking through a tiny country of your own.

This isBayou Diaries, a column byBryan Washingtonon his life and history in diverse, expansive Houston.


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Bryan Washington’s debut collection, Lot, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books. He has written for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Vulture, BuzzFeed, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, One Story, GQ, FADER, The Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston.