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Joan Frank

October 3, 2017
Joan Frank is the author of six books of fiction and a book of collected essays. Prior work has received many honors and awards, including the 2016 Juniper Prize for the Novel, the Richard Sullivan Award for Short Fiction...
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Sarah Curtis Graziano

October 3, 2017
Sarah Curtis Graziano’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Salon, The American Literary Review, Literary Mama, the Huffington Post, and other publications.
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Ted Gup

October 3, 2017
Ted Gup is a known for his writing on government secrecy. He is the author of three books, including The Book of Honor: Covert Lives and Classified Deaths at the CIA, and A Secret Gift.
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Ann Hood

October 3, 2017
Ann Hood is the author most recently of the bestselling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Obituary Writer, and The Knitting Circle.
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Cecele Kraus

October 3, 2017
Cecele Kraus has authored two poetry chapbooks: Tuscaloosa Bypass (Finishing Line Press, 2012), and Harmonica (Liquid Light Press, 2014).
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Marilyn Moriarty

October 3, 2017
Marilyn Moriarty’s essays have appeared in The Antioch Review, The Kenyon Review, Creative Nonfiction and other literary magazines.
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Amy Peterson

October 3, 2017
Amy Peterson is the author of Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World (Discovery House, 2017).
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Jessica Lind Peterson

October 3, 2017
Jessica Lind Peterson is a playwright and founder of a little theater in Minneapolis called Yellow Tree. Her play What I Learned from Grizzly Bears is published by Smith & Kraus.
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Ana Maria Spagna

October 3, 2017
Ana Maria Spagna lives with her wife, Laurie, in a remote community in the North Cascades accessible only by foot, boat, or float plane.
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The Lesson

The Lesson By Jessica Jacobs   |  October 2, 2017
Only after the starter gun's snap, did my father burst from the port-a-potty...

Grateful

Grateful By Sarah Beth Childers   |  September 25, 2017
My boyfriend's Grandad is ninety-one. I met him after dementia had wrested his control of the family business and emptied his mind of vocabulary...

River Teeth Essays on Best American Essays Notables List

River Teeth Essays on Best American Essays Notables List September 20, 2017
Congratulations to the authors of the five River Teeth essays listed on this year's Best American Essays "Notables" list: Rebecca McClanahan, Sonya Huber, Jerald Walker, David Lazar, and Heather Gemmen Wilson.

Mountains (repeat)

Mountains (repeat) By Erin Slaughter   |  September 18, 2017
It is always almost raining. That's something they never tell you about Seattle; they talk about the rain, but not the days the air holds its breath...

Filling Cupboards

Filling Cupboards By Danielle Madsen   |  September 11, 2017
You don't start out with coffee cups. You start with single-serve espressos and chai lattes at the coffee shop around the corner from your co-op. But a coffee together after work becomes morning coffee for two. And, suddenly, you've moved in together and have cupboards to fill....

Essay for My Five-Year-Old Daughter

Essay for My Five-Year-Old Daughter By Michael Torres   |  September 4, 2017
You wanted me to find you. So I interrogated the avocado tree, searched behind the broken Virgin Mary statue. Finally, I asked the sky for help...

The Art of Voids

The Art of Voids By Jennifer Ochstein   |  September 1, 2017
Sinor apprentices herself to O'Keeffe’s artistry. By doing so, Sinor examines the reaches of art itself, what art does, or what art should do. She pushes the stories onto the page as O'Keeffe "pushed paint on the canvas"...

River

River By Luba Feigenberg   |  August 28, 2017
It's after the intersection and just over the very small incline that the river first comes into view. The Boston skyline expands to my right, casting its shadow on the water.

Metaphor Lesson

Metaphor Lesson By Robert Hardy   |  August 21, 2017
There are three girls in Poetry Club.

Eavesdropping In Arizona

Eavesdropping In Arizona By Jason Bruner   |  August 14, 2017
"When you hear this language, you hear heaven," the bishop says. Smoldering frankincense snakes its way upward as the golden censer sways, riding the waves of chants sung from memory, from the marrow.

What Also Matters? The Voices of Women of Color.

What Also Matters? The Voices of Women of Color. By Krystal Sierra   |  August 7, 2017
The Crunk Feminist Collection is a much-needed anthology of short essays written by black women and women of color. Its narratives center on race, gender, pop culture and current events. The collection blends writers who specialize in personal anecdote with razor-sharp critique and who employ a conversational tone as complex issues are carefully dissected and taken to task.

Night Song

Night Song By Wendy Fontaine   |  August 7, 2017
At the end of a raw, rainy day, I sit cross-legged in meditation on my bedroom floor, breathing in, breathing out, letting worry and weight dissolve into diminishing light.

The Museum of Broken Relationships (repeat)

The Museum of Broken Relationships (repeat) By Jonathan Starke   |  July 31, 2017
There's this letter on the wall in there that a young boy writes to a young girl during the Bosnian War. They meet at gunpoint, marching toward a van that will drive them to a war camp.

Here's What Happens (repeat)

Here's What Happens (repeat) By Catherine Klatzker   |  July 24, 2017
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE WAITING FOR MORE TEST RESULTS FOR THE SUSPICIOUS SHADOW ON YOUR HUSBAND'S CHEST X-RAY:

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, Holy, Holy By Margaret Renkl   |  July 17, 2017
On the morning after my mother's sudden death, before I was up, someone brought a basket of muffins, good coffee beans, and a bottle of cream-- real cream, unwhipped-- left them at the back door, and tiptoed away. I couldn't eat.

Akathisia

Akathisia By Rijn Collins   |  July 10, 2017
The bartender called me the nickname I hadn't heard in a decade.

Reincarnation

Reincarnation By Kathryn Stinson   |  July 3, 2017
A radio interviewer asks an aging mystic, "What will you miss the most when you leave this world?"

Must Hard Stories Be So Hard?

Must Hard Stories Be So Hard? By N. West Moss   |  July 1, 2017
Book Review of Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma by N. West Moss

Suspension

Suspension By Erin Ruble   |  June 26, 2017
We paddle to our campsite under blue skies, glancing at the horizon. Thunderheads boil upward from three directions.

Gretel Ehrlich to Judge 2017 Book Contest

Gretel Ehrlich to Judge 2017 Book Contest June 21, 2017
Acclaimed nonfiction writer Gretel Ehrlich will judge our 2017 book contest. Submissions open July 1 and close October 15.

Two Degrees

Two Degrees By Alan Rossman   |  June 19, 2017
I had to look it up in my old physics notebook, exhumed from its tomb of an ancient cedar chest and kept all these years as a talisman for time travel that the Internet could never touch.

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