It’s both a grand and an insignificant thing to be an essayist, to ‘renew and extend’ the genre’s legacy.
Category: May-June 2021
INTERVIEW: Susan Shapiro, Author of The Forgiveness Tour
I pretty much asked everyone I knew, ‘What’s the one apology you deserved but never received?’
INTERVIEW: Shawna Kay Rodenberg, Author of Kin
I didn’t encounter Appalachian literature until I was an adult, and even then it was clear there were so few female Appalachian voices.
REVIEW: Negative Space by Lilly Dancyger
Through art critiques, interviews, and personal memories, Lilly Dancyger attempts to answer questions about her late father—and herself.
CRAFT: The Grant Application as a Writing Exercise by Yolande House
A long time ago, I accepted that I would likely never make much income from my creative writing.
WRITING LIFE: Solo Retreat (S)Log by Debra Leishear-King
Pack car. Ignore heavy, untouched tub of books and writing supplies. Scowl at ruined vegetables.
REVIEW: Between Inca Walls: A Peace Corps Memoir by Evelyn Kohl La Torre
There was a time, not that long ago, when it was rare for a young woman from the United States to move to a remote village in another nation…
REVIEW: Wife | Daughter | Self : A memoir in essays by Beth Kephart
“Memoir is the life wanting to be transformed. It is the life we have been waiting for.”
REVIEW: Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel by Suzanne Roberts
The essays in Bad Tourist are less about describing the superficial details of someone’s travels than they are about a more intimate set of adventures.
REVIEW: Kissing Fidel: A Memoir of Cuban American Terrorism in the United States by Magda Montiel Davis
Many Cuban exiliados — exiles — in the U.S. joke that their “BC” is “Before Castro,” the years before Fidel Castro took power.