River Teeth Print Journal

Issue 8.1

Fall 2006

Editor’s Notes by Daniel W. Lehman

In an engrossing interview published in this issue, veteran author and Brevity editor Dinty Moore drops a metaphor that speeds to the heart of great writing. Speaking of short essays with writer/editor Judith Kitchen, Moore says that the brief essay for which he searches “is kind of like parachuting out of a plane right into the fire. It’s like those very great Park Service people who jump out of planes and land thirty yards from where the fire is burning. I feel like the writer starts the reader there, and it’s hot from the first sentence.” Continue reading . . . 

Contents

“Change of Equation” Sydney Lea  ◆  “Petrography” Karen Babine    “Kindly Dark” Steven Harvey     “Conception: A Personal History” Kathryn Rhett    “A Distraught Woman” Omar Eby  ◆  “Smashing the Ants: An Essay Almost about Writing” Joe Kraus    “Porn Bought My Football” Chris Offutt    “Leaps of Faith” Buddy Levy    “Mucking About” Penelope Schwartz Robinson    “Such a Life” Lee Martin  “Willy from Baltimore” Mimi Schwartz    “Shine On” Floyd Skloot    “Richland” Michael W. Cox  ◆  “Right into the Fire: Notes on the Nonfiction Short: An Interview with Judith Kitchen and Dinty W. Moore” Jynelle A. Gracia, Judith Kitchen, Dinty W. Moore  ◆  “Eye to Eye” Kirsten Whatley
Contributors’ Notes . . . 

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