Curious words spilled on to the page.
Category: May-June 2019
Review: When You Learn the Alphabet by Kendra Allen
In these essays, Allen grapples with race and racism, family in love and in anger, gender roles, religion, war and trauma, and death and life.
Review: Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston
I’d only been alive about a decade the first time I looked through The Window.
Review: Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman
Backman shifts deftly into nonfiction with his unconventional essay collection, Things My Son Needs to Know About the World…
CRAFT: How to Reveal While You Conceal by Estelle Erasmus
In this day of letting everything hang out, writers … need to remember the key is crafting a strong story that offers some sort of redemption or transformation…
WRITING LIFE: Writing Home by Jamie Beth Cohen
Those of us who left our hometowns as teenagers often feel a pull to return. Sometimes it’s family, or an old flame, other times it’s the place itself…
in the fall of 2015 everything was bernie sanders and motion city soundtrack and nothing hurt by Alex Brown
…so we kick our checkered Vans into the back of the closet and add each other on LinkedIn.
My Old Kentucky Cocaine Haircut by Richard Stuecker
As I wound down the mountains, I discovered new layers and depths of misery caused by addiction…
Northbound by Wendy Fontaine
Follow the three-lane highway through the southern part of the state. Be patient when it narrows to just two.
The Science That Set Me Free by Kerry Benson
He stares not because I am different from his son, but because I am the same.