Issue #44, Spring 2012
Creative Nonfiction #44 features a slew of true stories about navigating unfamiliar terrain: going out into Cairo in niqab; searching for a young man lost in the Grand Canyon; waiting for news about a possible nuclear accident in Ukraine; decoding an invitation in Vietnam; and committing (digital) atrocities in foreign lands.
CNF #44 also explores the line between documentation and exploitation; the legacy of mid-century environmental writers; the small publishing landscape; and the quiet pleasures of quotidian nonfiction.
From the issue:
What's the Story by Lee Gutkind
From the Editor
The Girl in the Surf by B.J. Hollars
Navigating the lines between exploitation and documentation.
Quotidian Nonfiction by Patrick Madden
Criticism on the pleasure of essays that move at a snail’s pace.
My Submission is a Cry for Help by Kirk Wisland
Making the pilgrimage to the post office, manila envelope in hand.
“Giving form to Chaos”
An interview with the issue's illustrator, David Wallace
50 Years After "Silent Spring" Adam Regn Arvidson
Blot Out Colleen Kinder
A Murderer's Work J. Nicholas Geist
Desperately Seeking Subtext Jane Bernstein
Accidents Will Happen Steven Boyd Saum
Sparks Nathaniel Brodie
Doing a D'Agata Lee Gutkind
Contract Mieke Eerkens
Is Online Publishing Permanent Enough? Travis Kurowski
Adam Regn Arvidson is a landscape architect and writer whose design journalism is published regularly in national magazines. His personal... read more
Jane Bernstein’s most recent books include the memoirs Bereft: A Sister’s Story and Rachel in the World. She is also an... read more
Mieke Eerkens is a Dutch American writer, who grew up divided between the foothills of California and the canals of the Netherlands. She is... read more
J. Nicholas Geist is an essayist, gamer, programmer, teacher and nascent typophile. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from... read more
Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the founder and editor of Creative... read more
B.J. Hollars is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of Thirteen Loops:... read more
Colleen Kinder has written essays and articles for The New Republic, Salon, Ninth Letter, A Public Space, The New York Times Travel Section... read more
Travis Kurowski is an assistant professor of creative writing and literature at York College of Pennsylvania. His fiction and poetry have... read more
Patrick Madden is a professor of English at Brigham Young University. He is the author of two essay collections, Quotidiana and Sublime... read more
Steven Boyd Saum directed the Fulbright program in Ukraine, where he also hosted a radio show and was arrested only once. His essays,... read more
David Wallace is a collage artist, graphic designer, and musician living in Pittsburgh, PA. His work has been shown in many cities in the U... read more
The Review Review
July 2012I love reading stories with a strong sense of place and I ran across it plenty of times throughout this issue. [...] It's obvious... read more