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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Book Prize Winner is Rosemary McGuire

The winner of this year's Nonfiction Book Prize is Rosemary McGuire. Her memoir entitled "Out West: A Season on Water" is a coming of age tale set in the Alaskan fishing industry....more

Best American Essays Notables 2015

Congratulations to this year's BAE Notables, originally published in River Teeth!...more

Conference Speakers' Essays Appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

Steven Harvey, Ana Maria Spagna, and Sarah M. Wells's essays related to their presentations at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference are included in the current issue of Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies....more

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Waiting for Owls

Waiting for Owls

By Mark Liebenow

February 8, 2016

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Legacy of Lobotomy

Legacy of Lobotomy

Janet Sternburg grew up in a tight-knit, lower-middle-class Jewish family, in Boston, the niece of a lobotomised uncle and aunt. ...

Each and Both

Each and Both

Garth Evans and Leila Philip's Water Rising calls to mind the way Merce Cunningham and John Cage worked side by side while living together as life partners. Cunningham and Cage joined dance and music by intentional collaborative chance. How do you produce a work of art that exists in two minds and media yet is created independently and concurrently? Somehow, Garth Evans and Leila Philip, who are married, have done this -- and more. ...

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