Chuy Renteria

Chuy Renteria

Jesus “Chuy” Renteria is a writer from West Liberty whose work explores the spaces between cultures. Their memoir, "We Heard it When We Were Young,” was released in 2021 with The University of Iowa Press. He spends his free time with his wife, Darcy, and daughter Marisol Alana.


When to cut out a watermelon’s heart

By: - November 19, 2022

My dad says the only way to eat a watermelon is to cut out its heart. To crack it open and discard the bits even remotely close to the rind. He disclosed this to me this past summer while we were on vacation in Montana. In a hunter’s lodge visiting my wife’s family. We coordinated […]