John Freeman | The Sun Magazine

John Freeman

John Freeman is the editor of the literary annual Freeman’s. His most recent books are The Park, a collection of poems, and Tales of Two Planets, an anthology about the climate crisis and inequality. He lives in New York City.

— From November 2020
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

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When both of us were fourteen days clear of getting over COVID, I left our New York apartment for the first time in a long while and quickly became alarmed. No one was on the street. This was in April, when tourists normally descend on Manhattan in flocks, even in our off-avenue neighborhood. But this year a tumbleweed would not have been out of place.

November 2020
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