Newsletters / #029 In Case You Missed It
Striving For HarmonyUsing geometrical concepts to strengthen the structure of a work
Sisters Making DinnerThis party’s over, my sister says her patient said. Then my sister lifts her chin and says, Where is the fresh mozzarella? This was right before she died. The patient, not my sister.
Suzanne LaFetra Collier
Bone BreadIn a warm kitchen, yeast froths and comes to life
Kaitlin Barker Davis
How to Eat Crabs with Your Mother-in-LawIllustration by Anna Hall At exactly 5:50 p.m., your mother-in-law will anxiously announce, “Someone needs to go get the crabs right now!” When you first met her, shortly after meeting her son, you called her by her first name, an accidental faux pas for which you reluctantly apologized.
Marilyn A. Gelman
Scrambled EggsLife after brain injury
Issue 13 / True Stories, Well Told
Picturing the Personal Essay: A Visual GuideA design professor from Denmark once drew for me a picture of the creative process, which had been the subject of his doctoral dissertation. “Here,” he said. “This is what it looks like”: Aha, I thought, as we discussed parallels in the writing process. Although I may start an essay with a notion of where I am headed, inevitably I veer away as I get new ideas or encounter dead ends.