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Ash Whitman

November 26, 2018
Ash Whitman is a Washington State native who currently resides in Virginia with her husband. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University and is currently working on a collection of essays.
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Holly Willis

November 26, 2018
Holly Willis teaches in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She writes frequently about experimental film, video, and new media, while also exploring experimental nonfiction, creative critical writing, and poetry. She is currently working on a series of text-based videos, and her work has appeared in publications such as Film Comment, Afterimage, ArtWeek, and carte blanche.
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Seth Sawyers

November 26, 2018
Seth Sawyer's work has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, The Rumpus, Salon, Literary Hub, The Millions, Sports Illustrated, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. He writes essays and is working on a novel. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and is an editor at Baltimore Review.
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Jake Maynard

November 26, 2018
Jake Maynard's writing appears in recent or forthcoming issues of Fugue, Permafrost, Appalachian Heritage, Carolina Quarterly, and others. A former rural social worker, he studied creative writing at West Virginia University and currently teaches composition at Penn State.
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Vivé Griffith

November 26, 2018
Vivé Griffith is an Austin-based writer, educator, and student advocate. Her poetry and essays have appeared in The Sun, Oxford American, Hippocampus, and Gettysburg Review, and her op-eds in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Texas Tribune.
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Earl Fendelman

November 26, 2018
Earl Fendelman is pleased to witness the first publication of his writing in over forty years. After a very happy career teaching at Lehman College, CUNY, he lives with his wife in New York City, where, among other things, he continues to write.
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Ryan Brod

November 26, 2018
Ryan Brod is a senior contributor for The Drake magazine. His writing has also appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal and Stonefly, among others. A Maine fishing guide and filmmaker, he lives in Portland.
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Greg Bottoms

November 26, 2018
Greg Bottoms is a writer of literary nonfiction and fiction. He is the author of a memoir, Angelhead (2000), an Esquire Magazine "Book of the Year," two books about American outsider artists, The Colorful Apocalypse (2007) and Spiritual American Trash (2013), and four prose collections.
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Iver Arnegard

November 26, 2018
Iver Arnegard's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in the North American Review, Gulf Coast, the Missouri Review, and elsewhere. In 2014 his first book, Whip & Spur, won the Gold Line Press Fiction Award.
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Beth Alvarado

November 26, 2018
Beth Alvarado is the author of three books, Anxious Attachments (Autumn House Press, 2019), Anthropologies: A Family Memoir (University of Iowa Press), and Not a Matter of Love and other stories.
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When and How

When and How By Anna Claire Beasley   |  November 26, 2018
1) A tent flap When the zipper teeth cut the air, filling the tent, humid from a night of bodies letting out breath after breath....

Editor's Notes 20.1

Editor's Notes 20.1 By Dan Lehman   |  November 20, 2018
A few issues ago, this space discussed the dangers of what some have termed "me-moir": nonfictional self-absorption in an era increasingly dominated by noisy narcissism. We suggested that genuine empathy is a ready antidote and and that such other-centeredness might help us not only reach outward for our topics, but even more importantly, help to coax deeply personal stories toward genuine connection. The secret, we suggested, was...
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First Flight

First Flight By Sarah Curtis   |  November 19, 2018
My first memory is a lie: I am a baby, flying around the living room....

Eighteen, Both of Us

Eighteen, Both of Us By Sarah Weaver   |  November 12, 2018
And still unkissed. Blame it on our strict Christian homes, the rules at the Bible school we were attending, guilt, or just plain old nerves....

Correction

Correction By Sian Griffiths   |  November 5, 2018
I am correcting your typos (fallow becoming follow, gooing becoming going), correcting the interesting but incorrect with the boring and banal because what you meant was boring and banal....

The Thrill of Narrative Incompleteness

The Thrill of Narrative Incompleteness By Jessica Handler   |  November 1, 2018
At first glance, the photographic record of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, shows an average town for the time, from 1890 to 1910....

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