Nonfiction 8.1

A Complicated Love Letter by Rachael Shay Button

A Complicated Love Letter by Rachael Shay Button

Nonfiction, Vol. 8.1, March 2014 Dear Michigan: You are tree-lined highways and empty winter beaches. Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Interstate 75, stretching north. You are snow-heaped pines and cloud-covered cold. The slap of Lake Superior. You are the room where […]

Silent Running by Leonora Desar

Silent Running by Leonora Desar

Nonfiction, Vol. 8.1, March 2014 You would never know that fall is coming. Not in the throaty grip of summer in that seaside town. Here, the carnival unspools like a grainy, silent film reel. You can stretch out on the sand forever, grinning like a […]

Wild Oak, Twenty-Three by Georgie Hunt

Wild Oak, Twenty-Three by Georgie Hunt

Nonfiction, Vol. 8.1, March 2014 The boy I love told me, I love the way you live. I think he is the one who makes me come alive. I want to dig my hands into the dirt in his backyard. Help him harvest tomatoes and […]

Hurricane Faith by Iris Ortiz

Hurricane Faith by Iris Ortiz

Nonfiction, Vol. 8.1, March 2014 My sister and I wore our Easter outfits that Saturday, June 25, 1966. Mine was a cream-colored block dress with an oval neckline, my sister’s in tones of green. It was the start of summer, therefore, we didn’t need the […]

The Blame Game by Natalie Taylor

The Blame Game by Natalie Taylor

Nonfiction, Vol. 8.1, March 2014 Things that make you weep: a poem. An ancient list. The sun emerging after a hurricane, settling on that oak tree that barely missed your bedroom when it tumbled, when it was ripped away from the earth. Seeing the bright […]