Issue #17, 2001
Between the Lines
This issue of Creative Nonfiction features essays that, among other things, go between the lines—writers writing about writing—in a variety of creative and informative contexts.
Novelist Bret Lott speaks out in Against Technique, while Canadian journalist David Hayes analyzes the "inner monologue", an often-debated creative nonfiction technique and tool.
Also in Creative Nonfiction #17, Laurie Stone reflects upon the ebbing and flowing career of even a successful writer; Elena Passarello ruminates on the culture-shattering brilliance of mindless, meaningless rock n’ roll lyrics, and what was going on in the minds of the stars who penned them; Molly Peacock dictates to her readers the beautiful inner-isolation necessary to literary creation; and Micheal Rosenwald profiles John McPhee.
This issue is out of print.
Selling Indulgence in Corporate Japan Andy Couturier
Being Brians Brian Doyle
Photographic Memory David Rompf
Report From the Food Chain Laurie Stone
Patron Saint of Thrown-Away Things Greg Bottoms
Privacy Lessons Molly Peacock
Just Add Water Scott Belan
The Grounds Crew Stephen Benz
Penetrating Thoughts: Travels with John McPhee
Scott Belan is a staff writer for the Nature Conservancy in Durham, N.C. His work has appeared in Wellspring, Indigenous Fiction, and Canoe... read more
Stephen Benz is the author of Guatemalan Journey and Green Dreams. He is also the winner of the 1996 Lowell Thomas Society of Travel Award. read more
Greg Bottoms is the author of Angelhead: My Brother's Descent Into Madness (University of Chicago Press), an Esquire "Book of the Year" in... read more
Andy Couturier is the author of Writing Open the Mind (Ulysses Press, 2005) and A Different Kind of Luxury (Stonebridge Press, 2010). He is... read more
Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon and the author of many books of essays and fiction,... read more
Daniel Hayes is a freelance writer in Toronto and is on the faculty of the School of Journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University. read more
Bret Lott is the author of nine novels, three story collections and two books of essays: Fathers, Sons and Brothers and Before We Get... read more
When "Ramalamadingdong" was first published, Elena Passarello told Creative Nonfiction that her favorite lyricists were... read more
Molly Peacock is the author of the memoir Paradise, Piece by Piece (Riverhead 1998) and editor of the book of essays The Private I: Privacy... read more
David Rompf's essays and stories have appeared in Harvard Review, Missouri Review, Berkeley Fiction Review and many other publications. He... read more
Michael Rosenwald is a staff writer at The Washington Post. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Smithsonian, ... read more