Creative Nonfiction

  • A panoramic shot of Hong Kong
       By Xi Xi
    PHOTO: Florian Wehde / Unsplash In Eileen Chang’s The Sequel, there is an essay entitled “On Eating Cakes and Drawing Cakes to Stave Off Hunger” that references the Tsingtao Café near the S...
  • A photograph shot from inside a dark house, looking out a nearby window where greenery rolls out like a lush carpet beneath clouded skies
    PHOTO: Larah Vidotto In this piece of flash memoir, a writer reflects on stereotypes, how Ireland has changed, and an aunt stuck in time. Dear foreigner, tell me again how it is stereotype...
  • Two Polaroid style photos, clearly aged by the faded quality of the covers. On the left two young children pose. On the right, a woman looks directly at the camera with a forest in the background.
       By Kevin Chang
      Left: Kevin Chang and his brother Eliot at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago (2001). Right: The author's mother at Xitou National Park in Taiwan (1989). Courtesy of the aut...
  • A drawing of books laid out like a portion of the periodic table, each book exhibiting aspects of the element it represents
       By Alberto Chimal
    Iron, Uranium, Calcium, Gold, Praseodymium, Rubidium, Stontium, and Lead books. Illustration by Shayna Pond {CR} Chromium books that are all shiny surface....
  • Man writing a note
       By Fabio Morábito
    Photo: Pixabay These two short meditations by Mexican writer Fabio Morábito both circle back to the same place: language’s confounding determination to elude our dominion....
  • Julie Buffalohead (Ponca), The Trail (2015), acrylic, ink, graphite on Lokta paper, ca. 30 x 60 in / By permission of the Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis (bockleygallery.com)
    Julie Buffalohead (Ponca), The Trail (2015), acrylic, ink, graphite on Lokta paper, ca. 30 x 60 in / By permission of the Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis (bockleygallery.com) The author considers ho...
  • Jarrod Da’ (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Solar Winds (2016), soft pastel, 24 x 30 in / Courtesy of the artist (www.jarrodda.com)
    Jarrod Da’ (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Solar Winds (2016), soft pastel, 24 x 30 in / Courtesy of the artist (www.jarrodda.com) “Tuolumne River. My father took me there when I was a baby to show me ‘t...
  • Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo / Korean), There and Back Again (2012), digital image printed on antique ledger paper, 4 x 6 in / Courtesy of the artist
       By Tiffany Midge
    Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo / Korean), There and Back Again (2012), digital image printed on antique ledger paper, 4 x 6 in / Courtesy of the artist The day of my mother’s funeral service I separ...
  • Photos (left to right): Chris Davies, Aliza Bacani, Laura Gilmore
       By Samina Najmi
    Photos (left to right): Chris Davies, Eliza Bacani, Laura Gilmore These brief pieces form a meditation on our threshold for violences, great and small. They probe the ironic relationship...
  • Street in Shanghai. Photo: Maria Teresa Bologna
       By Wang Anyi
    Photo: Maria Teresa Bologna  Wang Anyi traces Shanghai in map and memory as she revisits its lanes, a mental flâneur.  For almost the entire decade of the 1990s, I...
  • Boy getting his hair cut. Photo by Sofía Boriosi.
       By Brian Doyle
    Photo by Sofía Boriosi. There were four of us boys who needed crew cuts so our dad stuffed us into the station wagon to go get crew cuts. Our brother Seamus died when he was a baby so he does not nee...
  • Namy Sculpture
       By Raha Namy
    Raha Namy contemplates what it means to live and write in the border spaces of translation, wandering between the motherland and the adopted land, traveling to and fro between the mother tongue an...
  •    By John Weir
    Photo by Eric van Wijk A writer-activist leaves his Brooklyn apartment and goes to Manhattan for a Queer Nation protest at the Russian consulate carrying his laptop, Charles Dic...

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