Essays

Rebecca Bustamante

The Average Family Photography is a way for me to interact with all of the things that happen in my life that are just plain average and will one day be forgotten. No one overly cares about this average life I live, ten thousand…

July 1, 2016
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Essays

Douglas Haynes

Does Vacation Make You Stupid? On the Spanish island of Mallorca, there’s a four-mile-long beach full of Germans and a TV host who looks like a cross between the young Donny Osmond and Tony Soprano. The host is carrying a blackboard with white chalk…

July 1, 2016
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Essays

Nohemi Rosales

    Las Pilas del Tiempo The pila of the Laguna Grande sits in a dirt yard outside of a blue cement house located on a plateau in eastern Mexico. It is one of my earliest memories. It is surrounded by small rose bushes,…

July 1, 2016
Interviews

An Interview with Suzanne Scanlon

On Indexing and Self-Imagining Suzanne Scanlon is the author of two novels, Promising Young Women and her most recent, Her 37th Year, An Index. She has won the Iowa Review Fiction Award and appeared in publications such as Hobart, Diagram, Electric Literature, Make, and…

July 1, 2016
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Tinder

About three years ago, I began writing creative nonfiction, and in the first year, I wrote furiously. It seemed that each new essay achieved success in a new area that my previous essay had failed. I can remember the elation that welled inside of…

July 1, 2016
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My Favorite Piece of My Own Writing

  About four weeks into my first semester of college, I decided to write about the issue most pressing in my mind: overwhelming homesickness. It wasn’t a conscious obsession in the way that everything else I’d ever written about was; I didn’t choose to…

July 1, 2016
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Essays

From Farmlandia & Down State

Farmlandia The Midwestern farmlands of Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa are vast spaces.  The land, ground flat by glaciers, allows one to gaze for miles and miles just a few feet above the ground.  People and homes are separated by great distances, both physical and emotional…

May 4, 2016