Creative Nonfiction Editor Sandy Barnett Ebner brings it this month with seven writers, the best of the best. Sandy interviews the always interesting and extremely talented Sheldon Lee Compton to kick off the CNF section. Sandy says this about our CNF writers:
Sheldon Lee Compton writes about the suicide of a phenomenal young writer, and what a visit to a simple gravesite in West Virginia meant to him as he dealt with issues of his own: the death of his father, his own mortality, and, ultimately, his hope for the future.
Jack Swensen’s “The World According to Bob” is a snapshot of life, beautifully captured.
James Claffey remembers his father in an essay that is both heart-breaking and profound. An unforgettable read by a gifted writer.
Nate Tower battles the F-bomb, with hilarious results.
What would you do if you could get inside the mind of a child, to remember what it felt like when everything was possible? Ray Nessly’s wonderful essay reminds us of a time when fantasy was always a legitimate alternative to reality.
This essay will grab you by the throat. The tragedy and horror of lives lost too soon, masterfully told by Gabino Iglesias.
Everyone grapples with the question of What if? What would we tell our younger selves if we had the chance? M.C. McLennan’s touching essay about what it is to be a parent reminds us that even if we did have that chance, it might make little difference.