Brenda Miller

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Kyoko Mori

Does Gender Matter? For the AWP Panel, 2017 I spent the first part of my adulthood—my twenties and thirties—running, cycling, lifting weights, and playing basketball with a bunch of men while the o…

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Jericho Parms

“On Puddling”: The List Essay as Form Writing is often an inelegant process of trial and error, which for me tends to manifest in small bursts, paragraphs, vignettes, or in a list-like,…

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Assay Interviews Marcia Aldrich, editor of Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women

Edited by Marcia Aldrich, Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women is now available from the University of Georgia Press. At Assay, we were delighted to have the opportunity to ask Aldrich qu…

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Leslie Jamison,”Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain”

Reader: Lauren Straley While traveling through New York, I stayed with a friend in Astoria. We were tired from a day of interviews, forced smiles, coffee breath, subway stops, and landed on her cou…

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Torrey Peters, “Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Found Essay”

Reader: Becca Rohde Brevity is “a journal of concise literary nonfiction,” with its essays maxing out at 750 words, yet Torrey Peters’s essay “Transgender Day of Remembrance,” which tops out at 1,7…

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Joy Castro, “Grip”

Reader: Kate Johnson Joy Castro’s abbreviated yet succinct word choices make “Grip” a compelling read. The essay comes in at 365 words, yet manages to make leaps and bounds in exploring domestic vi…

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