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Writing Creative Nonfiction: Instruction and Insights From the Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs

[edited by] Carolyn Forché and Philip Gerard
Format
Book
Published
Cincinnati, Ohio : Story Press, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
1884910505 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction: Creative Nonfiction: An Adventure in Lyric, Fact, and Story / Carolyn Forche, Philip Gerard 1
  • I. Art, the Craft, the Business
  • Why I Write / Terry Tempest Williams 6
  • But Tell It Slant: From Poetry to Prose and Back Again / Judith Ortiz Cofer 8
  • A Braided Heart: Shaping the Lyric Essay / Brenda Miller 14
  • Saying Good-Bye to "Once Upon a Time," or Implementing Postmodernism in Creative Nonfiction / Laura Wexler 25
  • Finding a Story, or Using the Whole Pig / Alan Cheuse 34
  • Writing Personal Essays: On the Necessity of Turning Oneself Into a Character / Phillip Lopate 38
  • Researching Your Own Life / Michael Pearson 45
  • Taking Yourself Out of the Story: Narrative Stance and the Upright Pronoun / Philip Gerard 50
  • Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner / Robin Hemley 57
  • As Time Goes By: Creating Biography / Philip Furia 67
  • Twelve Years and Counting: Writing Biography / Honor Moore 85
  • Not the Killing but Why / Beverly Lowry 97
  • Every Hell Is Different: Notes on War Writing / Christopher Merrill 101
  • "New" Literature / Carolyn Forche 104
  • Surviving Overseas / Bob Reiss 114
  • Comfortable Chair: Using Humor in Creative Nonfiction / Dinty W. Moore 122
  • Getting Published / Stanley L. Colbert 130
  • Avoiding Self-Censorship: A Guide to the Detection of Legal Land Mines / Nicholas S. Hentoff, Harvey A. Silverglate 140
  • II. Aftershocks--Responses to the Genre
  • Learning to Breathe After the Memoir / E. Ethelbert Miller 158
  • Excerpts From Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer / E. Ethelbert Miller 162
  • One Nation, Under the Weather / Lauren Slater 164
  • Becoming the Godfather of Creative Nonfiction / Lee Gutkind 170
  • III. Creative Nonfiction Reader
  • Woman Who Slept With One Eye Open / Judith Ortiz Cofer 182
  • Basha Leah / Brenda Miller 191
  • Excerpt from "Tacos and Manna" / Alan Cheuse 205
  • Portrait of My Body / Phillip Lopate 214
  • What They Don't Tell You About Hurricanes / Philip Gerard 223
  • Excerpt From Irving Berlin: A Life in Song / Philip Furia 230
  • It was a time of hope, that was the thing (1927-1930) / Honor Moore 240
  • Shadow Knows / Beverly Lowry 256
  • All Things Censored: The Poem NPR Doesn't Want You to Hear / Martin Espada 270
  • Prisoner AM-8335: A Postscript / Martin Espada 277
  • Sarajevo I / Christopher Merrill 283
  • Emergence / Carolyn Forche 299
  • Ah, Wilderness! Humans, Hawks, and Environmental Correctness on the Muddy Rio Grande / Dinty W. Moore 307
  • Maps / Julie Checkoway 319
  • Murder / Barry Lopez 327
  • Going Back to Bisbee / Richard Shelton 331
  • Flying in the Middle of Art / Annie Dillard 357.
Description
376 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes index.
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