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Miracle at Delancey Street

Miracle at Delancey Street By Jean-Marie Saporito   |  December 17, 2018
My drive to the Delancey Street Christmas Tree lot begins on snowy roads through a canyon hemmed by pinion and sage studded cliffs and the icy Rio Grande....

River Teeth Journal Issue 20.1

River Teeth Journal Issue 20.1 December 12, 2018
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Hair and Nails

Hair and Nails By Mary Elizabeth Reilly-McGreen   |  December 10, 2018
Jen was so venomous that I stopped having my students read their journal entries aloud. She said such cutting things unsolicited. She made a student cry just by staring at him....

Making Violence Holy

Making Violence Holy By Thomas Larson   |  December 3, 2018
A dialogue review by Renee E. D'Aoust and Thomas Larson...

Standoff at Wolf Creek

Standoff at Wolf Creek By Rachel Smith   |  December 3, 2018
I tell Cory "no" again. I can't help him resurrect dinosaurs using chicken eggs, even if I am impressed that an eight-year-old already knows so much about genetics and paleontology....

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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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....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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....

Art Lesson (repeat)

Art Lesson (repeat) By Joanne Lozar Glenn   |  October 29, 2018
They saved it for Fridays. Every teacher had the same projects. Fall: iron leaves between waxed paper. Winter: chalk snow scenes on black construction paper. Spring: draw daffodils. Except for Miss Malik. She was young, pretty, and not a nun....

The Day to Day (repeat)

The Day to Day (repeat) By Jessica Terson   |  October 22, 2018
Sifting the flour. Squeezing the lever once. And then waiting. For a moment, it is winter again. I take my finger and make snow angels in the little blue bowl. After you died, they said the only thing to do was keep on living....

Maps

Maps By Abby Mims   |  October 15, 2018
Dr. A, my mother's handsome Bolivian neurosurgeon, lost his father on Everest. I pictured whorls of snow, a crumpled map and a man, stepping into thin air....

Window Vent

Window Vent By Lynne Barrett   |  October 8, 2018
You take me for a ride in a sixties Oldsmobile. The radio doesn't work and you had to put additive in the gas....

Chucking Hail Marys from the Throw Line: On Failing to Define the CNF Chapbook

Chucking Hail Marys from the Throw Line: On Failing to Define the CNF Chapbook By Penny Guisinger   |  October 4, 2018
I'm pretty sure that the day Thomas Larson asked me to write a review of creative nonfiction chapbooks was the same day I said to a room full of people at AWP, "I don't know what a chapbook is."

Late

Late By Laurel Santini   |  October 1, 2018
You hoped she wouldn't show up today, the student who scares you. She in her crop tops and lace-up tanks, her camis with labels like Juicy or Nasty Gal that stick up between her thick shoulder blades....

My Grandmother's Pie Plate

My Grandmother's Pie Plate By Kiley Bense   |  September 24, 2018
I'm the one filling it now, and I've never minded sugar under my fingernails less. Its surface is dark with shine; it's been swallowing butter and heat for two lifetimes at least....

The Band Reunited and We All Bought Tickets

The Band Reunited and We All Bought Tickets By Darlene Young   |  September 17, 2018
Praise God for a venue with a parking lot....

Vantage Point

Vantage Point By Donna Steiner   |  September 10, 2018
Some boys found a little brown bat in the parking lot outside the surgeon's office. Delicate as a tea bag, they poked it with a stick, kicked it....

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