Jamel Brinkley was raised in the Bronx and Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has received fellowships from Kimbilio Fiction and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He lives in Los Angeles. Photo by Arash Saedinia.
The Shifting Horizon of Masculinity in Jamel Brinkley’s “A Lucky Man”
Brinkley offers visions of manhood and masculinity with a humane imagination for what characters miss, what they mean to say, what they might have done....