Featuring the winners of the 2007 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize and work by Jacob M. Appel, Cynthia Coffel, Erica Johnson Debeljak, Sascha Feinstein, Jonathan Fink, Laura Kasischke, Sharon Pomerantz, Rachel Swearingen, David Zoby, and an interview with David Sedaris.
David Zoby was born in Norfolk , Virginia. He earned his MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. His first book, Fire on the Beach (Scribner 2001), tells the history of Richard Etherbridge and his all-African American crew of coastal life-savers. David …
David Zoby attended Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dave’s creative nonfiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, The Sun Magazine, Gray’s Sporting Journal and the Missouri Review. In 2014, he won TMR’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize for nonfiction. Dave …
David Wright is Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Illinois. The recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award, he has written for The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, and the African American Review.
David Zoby teaches at Casper College in Wyoming. His work has appeared in The Southern Poetry Review, the Georgia State Review, and elsewhere.
Going Mental: Essays on the Fringe (ebook)
Are we capable of cultivating sustained contentment in our lifetime? In a world where new illnesses and fears pop up daily, the best writers in contemporary literature have asked, examined, and considered this question through a range of creative approaches. We are proud to present seventeen essays on sadness and madness, happiness and illness, and so much more, in our new anthology of creative nonfiction: Going Mental: Essays on the Fringe.
This new anthology showcases seventeen essays from our finest contributors in our thirty-five-year history. David Zobys Leftovers explores the rush of youthful exuberance when faced with the demands of family at the holidays. Christopher Walls Look Up, Look Down asks if suicide can be contagious after a string of intentional deaths occur at New York University. Floyd Skloots Wild in the Woods: Confession of a Demented Man attempts to understand his own behavior after a brain virus causes dementia. Other essays in the anthology are by Rachel Riederer, Christopher Wall, Tracy Crow, Jerald Walker, Lauren Slater, Tom Ireland, and many more.
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