We talked about Miami Beach like it belonged to us, convinced that the tourists who came down to swim in our ocean and dance in our nightclubs were fucking up our city. We were seventeen, eighteen, nineteen-year-old hoodlums, our hair in cornrows, too-tight ponytails, too much hairspray, dark brown lip...
Powerful new essays from Jaquira Díaz, Gretchen E. Henderson, DeWitt Henry, Annalise Mabe, Christine Byl, Darius Atefat-Peckham, Alyssa Quinn, Tiffany Hitesman, Keema Waterfield, Jason Arment, M. Sausun, Joanne Lozar Glenn, Kristina Moriconi, Rachel Tolliver, and Ellene Glenn Moore
Issue 52 features three new Craft Essays: Joe Oestreich on balancing narrative and reflection, Amye Archer on the power of emotional distance, and Amy A. Whitcomb on the struggle to prioritize writing in our otherwise busy lives.
Watch our book review section for regular updates on the best new nonfiction titles. We now publish reviews year-round, not only when new issues arrive.
Readers, writers, teachers, and students can now find essays and craft-focused discussions under a number of different headings: traditional subjects, such as aging or nature; varying modes and subgenres, such as the profile or meditation; as well as various techniques and literary conventions, such as dialogue and diction.