Free to Read · Nonfiction Essays I Love

Nine Square Meters by Ksenia Panova

Yet another post with an ulterior motive! FLARE: The Flagler Review will be featuring a nonfiction piece of mine in their upcoming Summer Online Edition. In the meantime, though, "Nine Square Meters" by Ksenia Panova is worth your time. What I'm must drawn to in Panova's writing is her ability to create a crystal clear image of… Continue reading Nine Square Meters by Ksenia Panova

Advertisements
Gotta Buy This Book · Nonfiction Books I Love

‘About a Mountain’ by John D’Agata

. . .if we linger long enough with anything, the truth of its significance is bound to be revealed. For whatever reason, I feel like John D'Agata wrote a very personal message when he signed my copy of About a Mountain, though in reality, 'To Kameron, from whom I expect great things,' is rather generic.… Continue reading ‘About a Mountain’ by John D’Agata

Free to Read · Nonfiction Essays I Love

‘The Onus’ by Elizabeth Wright

I've got a bit of an ulterior motive for you in sharing this piece of creative nonfiction. Tomorrow, STORGY is publishing a piece that I wrote, so I thought I'd feature the incredibly company I'll be keeping by sharing "The Onus" by Elizabeth Wright. Normally I'm more attracted to more narrative pieces, but Wright does… Continue reading ‘The Onus’ by Elizabeth Wright

Gotta Buy This Book · Nonfiction Books I Love

‘Locking Up Our Own’ by James Forman Jr.

The thing about a book like Locking Up Our Own is that it can leave you feeling a tad helpless. Not that James Forman Jr. didn't try his best. The call to action at the end of the book is lovely. But it's not a particularly uplifting read (hence it's pairing with beer instead of the usual… Continue reading ‘Locking Up Our Own’ by James Forman Jr.

Musings

You Should Be Writing (and you probably already are)

When I first started to take this writing thing seriously, I met with a friend of mind who'd just gotten accepted in to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas as an MFA Fiction student. I figured they would be a good person to ask for advice because they were living the life I thought, and still… Continue reading You Should Be Writing (and you probably already are)

Free to Read · Nonfiction Essays I Love

‘My Mother’s Mother’ by Davon Loeb

I think one of the things I find really interesting about "My Mother's Mother" by Davon Loeb (published by Split Lip Magazine) is that it starts in the middle, with the word 'but,' as if we've only clued in to the story after it's been started. It adds a bit of urgency to reading the… Continue reading ‘My Mother’s Mother’ by Davon Loeb