September 12, 2019

Adventures in Composition and The Essay

By Caroline Hagood

This is the first in a series, Adventures in Composition and the Essay. Since I’m teaching the most composition courses I’ve ever taught in a single semester (three), I have […]

November 17, 2016

Introductory Paragraphs

By Aaron Gilbreath

While working at Powell’s Books, I had a routine. I would pull a story or essay collection from the literature shelves, read the first few paragraphs of every piece in […]

November 16, 2014

But is it an essay? Voyager edition

By T Clutch Fleischmann

Welcome to part 3 of our ongoing series (check out part 1 and part 2 if you missed them). For this installment, a number of nonfiction-y writers will focus on […]

October 31, 2014

But is it an essay? Last Address

By T Clutch Fleischmann

jan my jan even blindfolded i would find my way to you around this evergreen cemetery -Assotto Saint, “The Language of Dust” It’s time for Round 2 of “But is […]

September 28, 2014

But is it an essay?

By T Clutch Fleischmann

“Of all the forms of literature, however, the essay is the one which least calls for the use of long words.” -Virginia Woolf, taken out of context Although I have […]