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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To the Body Born

To the Body Born

“I started my martial arts training on the day the Gulf War began,” Peggy Shinner recalls. It was a discipline she would go on to master and teach. Moving across the page in her essay collection, You Feel So Mortal, with the same agility she took to the polished wood of the dojo floor, Shinner explores the flesh and blood experience—hers and ours—of having a body....

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....

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4th Annual Nonfiction Conference Will Feature Cheryl Strayed and Jerald Walker

The 4th annual River Teeth nonfiction conference will be May 29-31, 2015 on the Ashland University campus. Join us for readings, seminars, and manuscript consultations. Speakers and guests include perennial favorites as well as new faces to River Teeth. ...more

River Teeth Featured This Fall

Look for articles featuring River Teeth in the November issue of The Writer and in The Review Review online Tips....more

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

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