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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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Announcing the Winner of the 2016 River Teeth Book Contest

Congratulations to Sarah Viren, the winner of this year's River Teeth book contest. Her collection of linked essays entitled "Mine" was picked by our final judge Andre Dubus III....more

Pushcart Nominations for 2016

River Teeth is pleased to announce this year's Pushcart nominations! ...more

Four River Teeth Essays on this Year's BAE Notables List

Four River Teeth essays were listed on this year's Best American Essays list of Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction for 2015. ...more

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Beautiful Things

Yes, They've Met

Yes, They've Met

By Jolene McIlwain

February 20, 2017

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Why We Need Literature More Than Ever

Why We Need Literature More Than Ever

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Stitched Together

Stitched Together

Body Memory is comprised of five, intimately connected essays. All of the essays, together, weave a story, simultaneously sad and expectant, of a man bereft. ...

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