There’s room in the literary-magazine galaxy for the Drift’s youthful energy

My May 3, 2022 book culture column for the San Francisco Chronicle:

Have you ever noticed how as you get older, everyone gets younger? I first noticed this when professional baseball players started looking like they were in grammar school. Then doctors, cops, professors. How did this happen? ¶ I was reminded of this when I saw news of the Drift (, heralded as “A bold literary journal” in the New York Times Sunday Styles section recently.

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