“Urban Romulus” by Romeo Keyes

The following article, “Urban Romulus: How the Myths Have Shaped My Life,” appears in a new online mythological journal called Immanence.  It’s written by a young African-American from south-central LA, Romeo Keyes, who I’ve been mentoring for the past year-and-a-half.  He is a remarkable writer and knows more about myth than anyone I’ve ever met.  He’s a new and important voice of his generation.  The article starts with an introduction the journal asked me to write.

Read my introduction and, more importantly, Romeo’s piece itself here (or here in quick-loading, text-only format; while google caches it, see here), along with the full journal issue here.

Dick Russell