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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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Podcast Interview with Eli Saslow

Podcast Interview with Eli Saslow

Eli Saslow is a reporter at the Washington Post. Earlier this year, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his series of stories on food stamps in a post-recession America....

The Nothing That Is Not There and the Nothing That Is

The Nothing That Is Not There and the Nothing That Is

In Praise of Nothing is both an interesting and a frustrating book. Itís interesting in its attempt to write a postmodern memoir. Itís frustrating, however, because it does not fulfill the readerís conventional expectations of coherence and meaning. Postmodern thinkers, such as Roland Barthes, are highly skeptical of the idea of human agency and would also doubt the coherence of the self. They believe the idea that a human being who is a psychologically whole and stable person is largely fictionalized. Therefore, LeMay has written an unstable memoir....

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Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 Notable

Congratulations to Katie Fallon, whose essay "Rebirth" is listed as a notable essay in this year's Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014....more

Best American Essays Notables 2014

The Notable Essays list from The Best American Essays 2014 includes River Teeth's fall contributors Bettye Kearse and Dan Lehman and essays from Senior Editor Steven Harvey, Managing Editor Sarah Wells, and Beautiful Things column Co-Editor Michelle Webster-Hein...more

Falling featured on Longreads.com

Debie Thomas's fine essay, "Falling," from our fall 2013 issue of River Teeth, was featured as a longreads.com member pick August 14, 2014....more

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