Creative Nonfiction Anthology
Personal essays, anecdotes, informal research, reviews, lyric essays/poetry, and academic articles/papers.
Each piece is tagged with a few categories to give you an idea of the style and content. Read on!
Creative Nonfiction Essays
I came across this creative nonfiction piece as I researched Jenny Boully’s collection of lyric essays, The Body: An Essay. Boully discusses the urgency and immersion of writing as a way to distill the soul: “[Writers have] transferred the whole of their beings onto paper, attempting to take the soul—that very spacious thing—and install itContinue reading ““Forecast Essay” by Jenny Boully”
Another lyric essay! Ketcham takes a more essay-oriented approach to her topic: the passage of time and the removal/renewal of history. She progresses from image to image as if the reader is taking a hike alongside her through red sandstone: from petroglyphs to graffiti, new marks to erosion, mother to daughter, she records the passageContinue reading ““How We Echo” by Amaris Feland Ketcham in Eastern Iowa Review”
After learning more about lyric essays, I feel comfortable classifying one of my published pieces as lyric essay. It’s written in a prose-y, essay-like manner, but it employs poetic techniques like metaphor, rhyme, rhythm, assonance, and alliteration. While I state the theme of the lyric essay more explicitly than other pieces might, I still believeContinue reading ““Basement” by Kimberly Ramos in The Lindenwood Review”
Upshall uses mementoes and seashells as a way to explore the concept of home, loved ones, and national identity. She parallels her life with that of her namesake, Caitlin Thomas, the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. I like this piece for the way it is divided up into five sections which eventually loop back toContinue reading ““Collecting Seashells” by Caitlin Upshall”
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