Turning the tables on myself

Danielle Thierry interviews
R.A. Lev


Our managing editor, Danielle Thierry, recently spoke with R.A. Lev, author of Issue #2’s “The Swim Lesson.” Here’s what she had to say about her writing, inspirations, and what it’s like turning the lens onto her own life after more than a decade in journalism.
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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Issue #2

The Swim Lesson

by R.A. Lev

It’s freezing. He’s freezing. My son’s lips are purple-blue. I wonder if this is still a good idea, if this was ever a good idea. There are other places we could have gone. Pools where the water temperature is kept at a balmy 86 degrees, where the floor is lowered slowly so he wouldn’t notice the gradual lift as his lungs fill with air…Read more