Nick Comilla

Nick Comilla

Nick Comilla is a New York-based writer.

Learning to Forgive the Father I Never Met—and the Mother He Seduced

Learning to Forgive the Father I Never Met—and the Mother He Seduced

My mother could always sense the difference, the alienation, between me and my father. It’s not that we didn’t get along. It’s just that there was almost nothing there—nothing in common. He was American football, girls, tailgating, hunting, the Air Force, that one story about being

Nick Comilla
Nick Comilla
17 min read
Family
Denunciation Staged as 'Dialogue': A Review of Claudia Rankine's 'Help'

Denunciation Staged as 'Dialogue': A Review of Claudia Rankine's 'Help'

On March 10th, just days before the lockdown would shut down the theater business in New York City (and most other places), I had the opportunity to see the premier of Claudia Rankine’s new play, Help. Based in part on the acclaimed poet’s 2019 New York Times magazine

Nick Comilla
Nick Comilla
7 min read
Activism
The Narcissistic Fracturing of LGBT Literature

The Narcissistic Fracturing of LGBT Literature

In late 2016, I was featured prominently in an article that appeared in Quill & Quire, entitled Out in the open: Is it time for Canadian gay literature to leave its comfort zone and respond to the Grindr generation? As a young gay writer, this felt like a big deal.

Nick Comilla
Nick Comilla
9 min read
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