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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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Walter M. Robinson Wins River Teeth's 2020 Literary Nonfiction Book Prize

We are delighted to announce that Walter M. Robinson is the winner of River Teeth's 2020 Literary Nonfiction Book Prize. His winning manuscript, What Cannot Be Undone, will be published by the University of New Mexico Press in Spring 2022....more

Megan Stielstra To Judge the 2020 River Teeth Book Prize

We are delighted to announce that acclaimed author, Megan Stielstra will judge the 2020 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize. ...more

River Teeth part of a 4-journal CNF reading during Portland AWP Writers Conference

Join Under the Gum Tree, Fourth Genre, Hippocampus, and River Teeth for an AWP happy hour of telling true stories: Friday, March 29, 5:30-7 p.m. at the White Owl Social Club in Portland, OR. ...more

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Meditative, Lyric, Useful: Two New Books on Writing

Meditative, Lyric, Useful: Two New Books on Writing

From Michigan and Milkweed come two new books about writing, personal explorations on self, identity, and nonfiction form. ...

The Weight of Grief Goes Round and Round

The Weight of Grief Goes Round and Round

Tarn Wilson’s memoir in essays, In Praise of Inadequate Gifts, has things to teach us about unusual topics....

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