Issue #66, Dangerous Creations
Creative Nonfiction #66: "Dangerous Creations" is devoted to real-life Frankenstein stories about the intersections of technological innovation and the human condition. Writers consider prenatal surgeries, lifesaving medical interventions, and the limitations of science and medicine, wondering what it means, in the modern era, to be a monster.
Plus, Heather Sellers on writing through dark places; how technology is changing the way we think; Jenny Boully on beginnings and endings; tiny truths; and more.
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From the Editor Lee Gutkind
What's This Doing to Our Brains? Jennifer R. Hubbard
How the Light Gets In Susan Bruns Rowe
Assemblage Randon Billings Noble
Mystic Trinities Kelly Hedglin Bowen
Monsters Margaret Wardlaw
Prometheus Unbound Elizabeth Fortescue
Thumpity-Thump Paulette Kamenecka
Piecing It Together Pat Falk
Makeup of a Monster Jamie Zvirzdin
Dancing between Distance and Intimacy Laura Laing
Hello, Goodbye Jenny Boully
rickslist Karin Killian
Jenny Boully is the author of The Body, The Book of Beginnings and Endings, not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them... read more
Kelly Hedglin Bowen is a writer, activist, and sailing instructor. She teaches creative writing from her floating classroom on Lake... read more
Pat Falk is professor emeritus at SUNY Nassau and the author of five books of poetry and prose, including Crazy Jane: Poems and It Happens... read more
Elizabeth Fortescue originally hails from Seattle, Washington. She has degrees from Harvard in English Literature, Medicine, and Public... read more
Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the founder and editor of Creative... read more
Jennifer R. Hubbard is the author of four books, including Try Not to Breathe and Loner in the Garret: A Writer’s Companion. She... read more
Paulette Kamenecka writes about health and the mysteries that persist about the human body. This essay is related to her book-length... read more
Karin Killian is a writer and translator from Northern Minnesota. Her work has been supported by the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship... read more
Laura Laing has been a freelance journalist and essayist for more than fifteen years. She is a student in Goucher College’s MFA... read more
Randon Billings Noble’s lyric essay chapbook, Devotional, was published by Red Bird in 2017, and “Assemblage... read more
Susan Bruns Rowe writes and teaches in Boise, Idaho. Her writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, the Brevity blog, Penny, and the... read more
Margaret Wardlaw (MD, PhD) is a pediatrician. Her writing has appeared in US Catholic, The American Journal of Bioethics, and Feminist... read more