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Pablo Amargo

Pablo Amargo’s work has been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Jot Down Magazine, and National Geographic, among others. He has also designed book covers and posters. Amargo has received several significant illustration awards throughout his career, including the National Spanish Award, the Golden Plaque Biennial of Illustration in Bratislava, the Gráffica Award in Spain, and the Gold Medal Award from the Society of Illustrators of New York.


Illustration by Pablo Amargo

Tiny Fissures

Fall 2023 | Columns

My first act of writing, after having a baby in early January of this year, was a February journal entry. I do not keep journals—my essays and poems mark time for me. But sometimes we are hurled toward what we normally don’t do.