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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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Join Us for a 4-Journal Creative Nonfiction Reading at AWP Conference

River Teeth is thrilled to announce it will again take part in an offsite creative nonfiction reading at this year's annual AWP Conference. The offsite reading will be on Friday, March 9 and will include readers from River Teeth, plus Under the Gum Tree, Fourth Genre, and Hippocampus. ...more

Pushcart Nominations for 2017

We love everything we publish in our print journal, but we can only nominate six for the Pushcart Prize. Here's our editors' picks for 2017....more

River Teeth Essays on Best American Essays Notables List

Congratulations to the authors of the five River Teeth essays listed on this year's Best American Essays "Notables" list: Rebecca McClanahan, Sonya Huber, Jerald Walker, David Lazar, and Heather Gemmen Wilson. ...more

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Uplifted

By George Such

February 19, 2018

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Of Poets, Police Dogs, and Their Handlers

Of Poets, Police Dogs, and Their Handlers

In a journey through four countries, pursuing canine law enforcement units and their stories, Rose delivers a multi-faceted immersion memoir: observations, interviews, analysis, criticisms, and praise of how different nations approach policing with and without dogs....

The Country Cousin to Love

The Country Cousin to Love

When a friend of Kate Carroll de Gutes remarked about how often the positive aspects of others' lives are mentioned on Facebook, as opposed to the negative, de Gutes, in the essayist's quintessential way, got to thinking. What her musings sparked is The Authenticity Experiment......

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