Nonfiction

NONFICTION ISSUE #31

Blighted

By Elsa Valmidiano
 
 

Blight: NOUN 1. Any of numerous plant diseases resulting in sudden conspicuous wilting and dying of affected parts, especially young, growing tissues. 2. The condition or causative agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that results in blight….
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have a voice and let it be heard

Maria Genovese and Lauren Bender interview
J. Drew Lanham

 

Our nonfiction editor Maria Genovese and editor-in-chief Lauren Bender had this exchange with J. Drew Lanham, featured nonfiction author for our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what he had to say about his editing process, hope as a natural resource, and his goals for the future…. Read more

NONFICTION ISSUE #30

Dark Bodies

By Abi Newhouse
 
 

Olivia and I drove through the canyon in the dark. The only light came unnatural and electric from street lamps or the car clock or the bright headlights behind us. I followed the road, the curve of it, and the hill, and did all of this with tears dripping down my face…
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"Old Virginia City" by Donna Tucker, 14x12, acrylic on hardboard

NONFICTION ISSUE #29

Goodbye to All That

By Jordan Floyd
 
 

If Belle London were alive today, she’d be an intersectional feminist. She would frequent 25th Street in Ogden—where it all began, her Sin Alley, Two-Bit Street, the home of her once lucrative prostitution house…
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connective tissue between past and present

Katie Stromme interviews
Jericho Parms

 

Our nonfiction editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Jericho Parms, featured nonfiction author for Issue #28 and our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about accessing memories, the theme of duality in her work, and her approach to publishing…. Read more

"Corde" by Dave Petraglia, Photograph

NONFICTION ISSUE #28

On Weaving

By Jericho Parms
 
 

Lately, in the middle of the night, I wake up in a tangle between the cat and my partner, whose chest rises and falls with his measured breath. I still use the word partner although it sounds like we are police officers or share leadership in a law firm…
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minimal space and more precise details

Lauren Bender interviews
Meredith Boe

 

Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Meredith Boe, our Issue #27 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the differences between writing flash and long form, her typical writing process, and how she utilizes feedback from workshops…. Read more

"Lost" by Catherine Howley, acrylic paint and pastels

NONFICTION ISSUE #27

Gravity

By Meredith Boe
 
 

The planes over this city, they fly low. Above my bed, night or day, where I’ve spent my hours lately. The rush of vibrations gets louder, then softer, louder, then softer, like waves. When they’re really low, it sounds as if the sky is ripping in half. I go to work, read, drink too much, eat, make love. And repeat. Time feels wave-like, or more a whirlpool tub I can’t climb out of….
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realities that you just can’t make up

Katie Stromme interviews
Nancy McCabe

 

Our nonfiction editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Nancy McCabe, our Issue #26 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about embracing the wrong turns in life, her love for the revision process, and her decision to rework a memoir draft into a collection of essays…. Read more

Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1450–1516) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

NONFICTION ISSUE #26

Honeymoon Reservations

By Nancy McCabe
 
 

The first time I saw a slide of Hieronymous Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” projected on the screen in art history class, Marc and I had been married for nine months and I felt like I was viewing a metaphor for my own life….
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