Nelly Reifler at Parenthetical Note

At Parenthetical Note, a web journal featuring “fictional essays and factual stories,” I read a powerful letter by author Nelly Reifler. Written to Ronald Reagan, the letter was started by Reifler in the 1980s. Twenty-three years later, a few months after Reagan’s death, Reifler finished the letter in which the young speaker sends a message from the housing project where she lives to those of us reading her words now. I found the visual presentation of the letter by Parenthetical Note effective too.

[Note 7/2009: The above link is dead, Parenthetical Note having gone offline.

Originally posted 3.18.2005