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Airview

Airview By Beth Boyle Machlan   |  June 29, 2020
My father decided he wanted an airview, a photograph of our summer home taken from a tiny plane on a clear, bright day. In these pictures, the skies are always blue and the houses have been carefully groomed like children for class pictures . . .

Fear of Poetry

Fear of Poetry By Claudia Monpere   |  June 22, 2020
My beloved friend dying of cancer said she’d been afraid of poetry for too long. I suggested a poetry party. A university lecturer, Susan was inspirational whether she was talking Jane Austen or freshman composition.

Electric

Electric By Kathryn Petruccelli   |  June 15, 2020
I try not to give too much power to what some call signs. Sure, when my mother was dying there was that thing with the poem I'd written about lightning, followed by the plane ride I took to her deathbed in the lightning storm . . .

Mary Grimm

June 8, 2020
Mary Grimm has had two books published, Left to Themselves (novel) and Stealing Time (story collection).
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Kelle Groom

June 8, 2020
Kelle Groom is the author of a memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster), a Barnes & Noble Discover selection and New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice.
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Kevin Honold

June 8, 2020
Kevin Honold was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Phillip Hurst

June 8, 2020
Phillip Hurst currently lives and writes in Oregon.
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Rebecca McClanahan

June 8, 2020
Rebecca McClanahan's eleventh book, In the Key of New York City: A Memoir in Essays, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in September 2020.
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Liz Prato

June 8, 2020
Liz Prato's most recent book, Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on Hawai'i (Overcup Press, 2019), is an Oregon Book Award finalist.
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Nicole Graev Lipson

June 8, 2020
Nicole Graev Lipson's essays and journalism have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, The Hudson Review, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe Magazine, among other publications.
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Camellia Freeman

June 8, 2020
Camellia Freeman is an essayist living in Seattle.
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River Teeth Journal Issue 21.2

River Teeth Journal Issue 21.2 June 8, 2020
River Teeth Issue 21.2 features the writing of: Rebecca McClanahan, Phillip Hurst, Wendy Bilen, Mary Grimm, Kevin Honold, Camellia Freeman, Liz Prato, Tim Bascom, Kelle Groom, James Ellenberger, Kelly Fordon, and Nicole Graev Lipson.
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Editor's Notes 21.2

Editor's Notes 21.2 By Jill Christman and Mark Neely   |  June 8, 2020
In the fall of 2018, Joe Mackall and Dan Lehman wrote to us to say that River Teeth needed a new home. They wanted to know whether we would consider joining them on the masthead and making Ball State University the magazine’s institutional headquarters.
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Tim Bascom

June 8, 2020
Tim Bascom's newest book, Climbing Lessons, is a collection of 40 brief personal narratives about fathers and sons in his own Midwestern clan.
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Wendy Bilen

June 8, 2020
Wendy Bilen usually has a few productive hours in the middle of the day, in her office, or in a coffee shop, anywhere but home, where her two middle schoolers and her pug can do nothing without her.
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James Ellenberger

June 8, 2020
James Ellenberger was born and raised in Chicora, a small town in western Pennsylvania.
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Kelly Fordon

June 8, 2020
Kelly Fordon's work has appeared in The Florida Review, The Kenyon Review (KRO), Rattle, and various other journals.
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Enigma

Enigma By Jeff Ewing   |  June 8, 2020
My father's face could accommodate almost any emotion but disappointment. There were times it was called for, certainly, but it just couldn't get any purchase. It would pass like a stab of indigestion, visible for only an instant...

Haunted by Sandy Hook

Haunted by Sandy Hook By Joy Gaines-Friedler   |  June 3, 2020
Carol Ann Davis’s collection of nine essays is a memoir, a treatise on aesthetic expression, and a philosophical journey through the aftermath of what was, in 2012, the deadliest school shooting in American history. Her son Willem, seven at the time, was at Hawley Elementary, one mile away from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Peaches

Peaches By Carolyn Rose   |  June 1, 2020
My granddaddy's knotted hands were forever peeling a tangerine, slicing a fig, cracking a native pecan, offering it to someone he loved. Most often, most tenderly, to my grandmother. I imagine him and this day without her . . .

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