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Earth Day is an Essay

In my MFA program, creative nonfiction writers like myself were taught all about the origin of the essay — how its pioneer, Michel de Montaigne, coined the term from the …

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Making Essay Cool: The Power of Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams

There’s a seldom-spoken understanding among creative nonfiction writers (at least there was in my MFA program), that if you find yourself in front of an agent pitching your latest work, …

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On the Lyric Essay

In preparation for my recent graduate student presentation on the lyric essay, I came across an array of interesting quotes and ideas about what, exactly, the lyric essay is.  From …

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$10,000 Sustainability Essay Prize Awarded

From creativenonfiction.org: Mary Heather Noble is the winner of the $10,000 first-place prize for Creative Nonfiction’s The Human Face of Sustainability essay contest, sponsored by Arizona State University’s Sustainability Solutions …

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Inspiring Activism with a Soft Touch: Scott Russell Sanders’ Earth Works

Scott Russell Sanders’ Earth Works: Selected Essays is a book of the author’s collected works spanning thirty years of his writing career, and covering a wide range of topics and …

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