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What We Can't See

A Conversation with Kim Kankiewicz
Sometimes we are blind to what brings us the most joy. An interview with the winner of the $1,000 "Joy" essay contest!

Connecting the Dots

A Conversation with Yelizaveta P. Renfro
Exploring the idea of Alaska as America's final frontier and the relationship between the park's wild residents and visiting tourists. An interview with the winner of the $5,000 "Learning from Nature" essay contest!

True Empathy or Understanding Is Rare

A conversation with Judith Barrington
Writing becomes a safe space for difficult memories. An interview with the winner of the $1,000 "Childhood" essay contest!

Navigating the Current

An Interview with Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth
The husband and wife duo behind Tugboat Printshop talk open up about their process, collaboration, and inspiration.

We Can Only Navigate With What We Know

A conversation with Elane Johnson
"The tidbit 'married five times' naturally inspires some negative perceptions ..." An interview with the winner of the $1,000 marriage essay contest!

Becoming the Wind

An Interview with Mark Nystrom
"Artists and scientists are curious people, and our work often starts with a question."

How Place Makes Us Human

A conversation with Amaris Ketcham
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'The Weather' contest talks about her prize-winning essay, "Recorded Lightning."

Ideas That Seem Impossible

An Interview with Lenka Clayton
"I have come to realize that obstruction is one of my main working materials. I'm drawn to ideas that seem impossible, or at least too difficult to bother trying to do."

The Lengthening of Time

A conversation with Joe Fassler
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'Waiting' contest talks about his prize-winning essay, "Wait Times."

The Line Between Science and Writing

An interview with Jason Bittel
The freelance science writer on balancing fact and science with humor and creativity; the importance of persistence; and tapping into readers’ sense of wonder.

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