Controlled Burn

Controlled Burn By Traci Brimhall   |  March 19, 2018
Spring is the season for burning on the plains. Ranchers across the tall grass prairies of Eastern Kansas watch the forecast for the stillest days, when wind nests between mountains, before they bring the driptorches to the fields.

River Teeth Nonfiction Conference 2018

River Teeth Nonfiction Conference 2018 March 15, 2018
Our list of 2018 presenters is now available. This year’s conference will be June 1-3, 2018. Keynote presenters are Andre Dubus III and Angela Morales. Early registration discount until April 15.


Pop-Pop By Chloe DeFilippis   |  March 12, 2018
If I put my ear to the hardwood, will I hear the shuffle of his steps? The velcro shoes? I never saw him with his socks off. I imagine his toes like his fingers: thin with long thick yellowing nails. "To grab things with," he told me...

The Heart He Hearts Aching Inside Him

The Heart He Hearts Aching Inside Him By Elizabeth Dark   |  March 7, 2018
A hybrid of poetry and prose, Lemon’s Feverland reads nothing like a chronological narrative. Rather, it’s a fully choreographed set of movements that, in their abrupt turns, mimic the abrupt moments, episodes, and periods of Lemon’s life.


Passenger By Tamara Lang   |  March 5, 2018
I nest, my sleeping bag encircling me as I sit, skin-hot down sheltering this present happiness as if it were a round, warm egg. Clouds have erased the peaks beyond the harbor, and I feel the boat that formed my bed tugging at its lines...

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