Episode 7: John Miguel Shakespear Reads “We The Living” from The Cincinnati Review

In this episode, John Miguel Shakespear reads his story “We The Living” from the Fall 2019 issue of The Cincinnati Review.


John Miguel Shakespear is a writer, editor, and musician from Massachusetts. He is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University, where he is a 2019-20 creative writing fellow at the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy and co-translations editor of Nashville Review. His writing has appeared in Cincinnati Review and Boston Review, and his music has been featured on NPR, PopMatters, and American Songwriter. He bears no known relation to William Shakespeare.


Since its inception in 2003, The Cincinnati Review has published many promising new and emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows. Poetry and prose from our pages have been selected to appear in the annual anthologies Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Best American Fantasy, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best Creative Nonfiction.


Author photo courtesy John Miguel Shakespear; Cover art by Adriana Calvo.