Issue #58, The Weather

Winter 2016

Can you believe this weather we’re having?

We’re not just making small talk: our winter issue, Creative Nonfiction #58, is all about the weather. Whether enveloped in fog, stranded in a blizzard, or steering through a sea squall, the writers featured in this issue are battling forces larger than themselves. That’s what the weather does, after all: puts us in our place.

Plus, Al Roker talks about the challenges of writing creative nonfiction; Dot Earth blogger Andrew C. Revkin reflects on 30 years of covering climate change; how technology is changing memoirists’ work; tiny truths; and more.


Table of Contents

From the Editor Lee Gutkind ... read more
The Power of Something Greater Than Yourself: An Interview with Al Roker Joe Fassler
It's Time to Stop Talking About Global Warming Andrew C. Revkin
In the Grip of the Sky Sonya Huber ... read more
The Bus Stop Ashley Hay
Recorded Lightning Amaris Ketcham
Capturing the Storm Laura Jones
The Good Captain Glenda Reed
The Gray Zone Lexi Pandell
My First Baptist Winter Tim Bascom
The Snow Beatrice Lazarus
Finding Truth in Technology Sejal H. Patel ... read more
Secrets, or Lies? Anita Huslin
Eden: An Outline Diane Seuss
Tiny Truths


Joe Fassler

Joe Fassler conducted this interview for CNF. His work appears in venues like The Boston Review, Electric Literature’s “... read more

Andrew C. Revkin

Andrew C. Revkin is a journalist, author, and educator who has reported on the environment—from the North Pole to the White House to... read more

Sonya Huber

Sonya Huber is the author of five books, including Opa Nobody, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir, and the new essay collection... read more

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay’s essays have appeared in anthologies including Best Australian Essays and Best Australian Science Writing. Her most... read more

Amaris Ketcham

Amaris Ketcham teaches interdisciplinary courses at the University of New Mexico. Her creative work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review... read more

Laura Jones

Laura Jones is a journalist, screenwriter, and novelist living in Madison, Wisconsin. She writes for the alternative weekly The Isthmus and... read more

Glenda Reed

Glenda Reed is the recipient of grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative, and the... read more

Lexi Pandell

Lexi Pandell is a Bay Area-based writer and a research editor for WIRED magazine. She has been published by the Atlantic, Conde Nast... read more

Tim Bascom

Tim Bascom’s memoir Running to the Fire (University of Iowa Press, 2015) is about his missionary family leaving the town of Troy,... read more

Beatrice Lazarus

Beatrice Lazarus’s poetry has appeared in The Lyric, Pearl, JAMA, Poem, Sou’wester, and Plainsongs, among others. She won the... read more

Sejal H. Patel

Sejal H. Patel is a San Francisco-based writer and criminal defense lawyer. A former federal prosecutor, she is a graduate of Northwestern... read more

Anita Huslin

Anita Huslin is a writer and teacher of creative nonfiction. She has worked as an editor and reporter for the Washington Post, the New York... read more

Diane Seuss

Diane Seuss’s most recent collection, Four-Legged Girl, was published in 2015 by Graywolf Press. Seuss is Writer-in-Residence at... read more