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Editor's Notes, Volume 14 Number 1

Editor's Notes, Volume 14 Number 1 By Dan Lehman   |  August 28, 2012
It’s been an exciting stretch at River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative--highlighted by our inaugural national conference. For three days in May, writers gathered in Ohio from across the United States for readings, workshops, manuscript evaluations, and late-night skull sessions about the best of nonfiction writing and why facts matter.
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What I Wish I Didn't Know

What I Wish I Didn't Know By Jason B. Dutton   |  April 25, 2012
I don’t fault other disabled writers for writing about their conditions, and people like Nancy Mairs and Floyd Skloot have ably demonstrated that such writing can educate and engage others. So why is it that there is always a voice in my head that smirks at my essays? “Well sure,” he says. “Of course you were going to write about that.”

Annual Conference: 8,000 Writers Expected

Annual Conference: 8,000 Writers Expected By Rebecca McClanahan   |  February 26, 2012
With the 2012 AWP Conference happening in just a few days, here is Rebecca McClanahan's "Annual Conference: 8,000 Writers Expected" from River Teeth 13.2.

One Year After "A Double Life"

One Year After By Lisa Catherine Harper   |  February 1, 2012
It has been one year since the debut of the 2010 River Teeth book prize winner, A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood by Lisa Catherine Harper. We asked Harper to share a little about her experiences winning the prize.
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Editor's Notes, Volume 13 Number 2

Editor's Notes, Volume 13 Number 2 By Joe Mackall   |  January 23, 2012
In the third or fourth year of River Teeth’s existence, a former undergraduate English professor of mine submitted an essay to us. As I tore open the envelope, I fantasized about how many nasty ways I could reject this guy.
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Focusing on Flash Nonfiction: An Interview with Dinty Moore

Focusing on Flash Nonfiction: An Interview with Dinty Moore By Jenny Patton   |  January 9, 2012
Dinty W. Moore – editor of Brevity, an online literary journal of short nonfiction – recently won the Stanley W. Lindberg Award for Excellence in Literary Editing, an award honoring the memory of the venerable Georgia Review editor by recognizing the work over time of an editor who has a record of encouraging excellence in others while producing it in his or her own work. During his summer stint as a literary nonfiction instructor at Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Dinty sat down at the Kenyon Inn in Gambier, Ohio to share his thoughts about the short essay.

Editor's Notes - Volume 13, Number 1

Editor's Notes - Volume 13, Number 1 By Joe Mackall   |  October 1, 2011
I don’t remember much about being 12 or 13 years old, but I do recall feeling a little restless, maybe even a tad reckless. Just how those feelings manifested themselves over forty years ago, I’ll leave buried, deep in the hazy cave of a dim memory. Now that we at River Teeth are in year thirteen, we’re feeling a bit restless ourselves, maybe even a tad reckless.
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River Teeth: An Introduction

River Teeth: An Introduction By David James Duncan   |  September 25, 2011
There is in every log a series of cross-grained, pitch-hardened masses where branches once joined the tree's trunk. "Knots," they're called in a piece of lumber. But in the bed of a river, where the rest of the tree has been stripped and washed away, these knots take on a very different appearance, and so deserve a different name.
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