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River Teeth is a biannual journal combining the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays and memoir, with critical essays that examine the emerging genre and that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, and readers.


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Beautiful Things Wins a Pushcart

Congratulations to Kate Levin! Her Beautiful Things column "Resting Place" has been selected for this year's Pushcart Prize. ...more

2016 River Teeth Nonfiction Conference Features Dinty W. Moore and Elena Passarello

This year's River Teeth Nonfiction Conference will be June 3-5, 2016. Get ready for a weekend packed full of outstanding speakers, topics, conversation, and readings. ...more

"Beautiful Things" post receives a Pushcart Nomination!

The Pushcart Prize Board of Contributing Editors has nominated a piece of flash nonfiction from the River Teeth weekly "Beautiful Things" column. Congratulations to author Kate Levin for this recognition!...more

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Graffiti the Walls

Graffiti the Walls

By Matthew Barrett

May 30, 2016

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

The essayists in After Montaigne react to a particular one of the Essays. Our review examines the book as a whole and discusses the work therein by E.J. Levy, Lia Purpura, Mary Cappello, Wayne Koestenbaum, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Nicole Walker, Steven Church, Robert Atwan, Chris Arthur, Elena Passarello, Maggie Nelson, and Philip Lopate....

Faith, Fear, and Fractals

Faith, Fear, and Fractals

I want to hook you by claiming that William Bradley's book of essays, Fractals, is about his near fatal battle with Hodgkin's Disease in his early twenties. And it is... But the book is also much more......

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