It is the early eighties, the start of the civil war in El Salvador, and Maira is a child of the raindrops that come early in the summer. Thousands of raindrops. Maybe millions. Las lluvias. Desperate raindrops that smash into the mountains and the treetops, prod the soil and also the...
Our January 2017 issue features flash nonfiction from Brenda Miller, Daisy Hernández, Sonya Huber, Sean Lovelace, Beth Ann Fennelly, Lucinda Roy, Jill Talbot, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Lori Jakiela, Elizabeth K. Brown, Paula Cisewski, Charlotte Gullick, Eleanor Stanford, Allegra Hyde, Michele Morano, David Naimon, Staci Greason, and Maya Jewell Zeller. Original artwork by Allison Dalton.
In our January 2017 issue, Brandon R. Schrand considers our ability to equivocate artfully in the essay, Peter Selgin examines the need to resist total seduction by sounds and surfaces, and Rachel Tolliver and M. Sausun discuss nonfiction and social justice in the new political era.
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.