Crimson staff writer
Joseph P. Kelly
"The Life Assignment" by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado’s examines the dissonance between original homeland and current residence.
I regret to inform the world that I did in fact go through a lengthy and intensely passionate phase where being a fan of the ukulele-screamo-pop-rock-sadboi-kind-of-rap band Twenty One Pilots was what I considered my core personality trait.
With stories of dirtied youth and reactionary norms of the town, the speaker renders her origin in a way removed from the physicality of the space.
In a single line, Sadoff is able to seamlessly guide the reader to a place, physical or otherwise.
“When I sing, it reminds me of what I’m supposed to do,” singer-songwriter Emily King said to a sold-out crowd during her show last month at the Somerville Theatre.