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Opening Up Without Burdening

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Nancy Wyland

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson recently had this exchange with Nancy Wyland, our Issue #21 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about what compelled her to write “Cornucopia,” how she reconciles honesty with consideration in writing about family, and what she took away from her MFA experience… Read more

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Embracing Mystery

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Sean Prentiss

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson conducted this interview with Sean Prentiss, one of our Vol. 2 Print Issue featured nonfiction authors. Here’s what he had to say about his search for Edward Abbey, the path he has taken as a writer, and his understanding of truth in nonfiction… Read more

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Vulnerability is Not an Option

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Jennifer Sinor

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson conducted this interview with Jennifor Sinor, one of our Vol. 2 Print Issue featured nonfiction authors. Here’s what she had to say about the importance of vulnerability in a writer, her concept of “ordinary trauma,” and her discovery of the possibilities of creative nonfiction… Read more

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falling is not a passive process

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Melissa Wiley

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson recently had this exchange with Melissa Wiley, our Issue #19 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her childhood as the reflective daughter of farmers; what she has learned about herself and the value of uncertainty, through writing; and what she is working on now… Read more

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self-conscious honesty

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Millie Tullis

 

Our fiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson recently had this exchange with Millie Tullis, our Issue #12 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the before and after of her essay “The Bees Are All Women,” her time at Utah State, and the chapbook she is working on now… Read more

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fallible images of ourselves

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Megan Bush

 

Our nonfiction co-editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently had this exchange with Megan Bush, our Issue #14 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the influence of her Alaskan setting on her writing, her interest in identity and memory, and the memoir she is working on now… Read more

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Points of departure

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Rain Wright

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, had this exchange with Rain Wright, author of Issue #11’s “The Grey House Didn’t Speak.” She shared her reflections on teaching writing, on her concern with social justice, and on how her writing is integrally connected to her family history…Read more

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Something other than a pedestrian

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Tara Deal

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, had this exchange with Tara Deal, author of Issue #10’s “Bookbinding for Amateurs in Autumn.” Here’s what she had to say about her love of learning and discovery, her interest in shifting among genres, and what she’s working on now…Read more

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Discordant souls rubbing up against each other

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Alex Simand

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, had this exchange with Alex Simand, author of Issue #9’s “with light steam.” Here’s what he had to say about his propensity to tackle big questions, the writers who inspire him, and his experience at a low-residency MFA program….Read more

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Hike your own hike

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John Messick

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently spoke with John Messick, author of Issue #7’s “Throwing Stones at Apple Trees.” Here’s what he had to say about his urge to travel, some of the experiences behind his writing, and his growth as a writer…Read more

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Both surprising and inevitable

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Sarah Marty-Schlipf

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently spoke with Sarah Marty-Schlipf, author of Issue #6’s “Shelter”. Here’s what she had to say about the ending to her essay, her writing process, and her teaching and workshop experiences….Read more

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Slow down, savor, make sense

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Dinh Prince

 
 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently spoke with Dinh Prince, author of Issue #5’s “The Origins of Minor Injuries”. Here’s what she had to say about the effect of writingand parentingon her life and work.
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Chop-and-rearrange

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Shuly Cawood

 
 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently spoke with Shuly Cawood, author of Issue #4’s “An Unexpected Light.” Here’s what she had to say about the piece’s inspiration, her writing process, and the inherent challenges in writing nonfiction…Read more

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Dig where you stand

Brett Sigurdson interviews Craig Reinbold
 
 
 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, spoke in-depth with Craig Reinbold about his essay, “Here in the Museum of Things Gone Terribly Wrong,” the writers and places that inspire him, and the role of the modern essay. Read more