Loosen Up

Loosen Up

by Kate Hopper November 1, 2015 Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals A couple of months ago, I curled up in chair in the corner of my living room to begin reading Dinty Moore’s latest book, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy:...
An Inner Exuberance

An Inner Exuberance

by Thomas Larson October 1, 2015 The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway Neglected Nonfiction Classics With this review, River Teeth begins an occasional series of essays on nonfiction books we believe deserve to be read, whether again or for the first time....
Here’s One for the Bookstores

Here’s One for the Bookstores

by Samantha Schoech September 1, 2015 Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals, and Other Torments, Edited by Samantha Schoech Editor Samantha Schoech writes, in her introduction, that there’s nothing run-of-the-mill about this essay collection: it is a...
What’s Left from the End Times

What’s Left from the End Times

by Elizabeth Raby August 4, 2015 The World Is On Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse by Joni Tevis To begin her new book, Joni Tevis, the author of the equally unusual, The Wet Collection, quotes the Midwestern novelist, Sherwood Anderson, in an epigraph:...
Climbing the High Ridges and Stumbling

Climbing the High Ridges and Stumbling

by Jeff Muse July 1, 2015 Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron by Steven H. Semken  I should be clear: I think writing well is terribly hard work, and I admire anyone who endures it. Me, I’ve yet to publish a book of any kind, and I don’t teach writing or...