Issue #64, Adaptation

Summer 2017

In Creative Nonfiction #64: “Adaptation,” writers search for new normals. From the eroding shores of Georgia’s barrier islands to the national parks of Alaska to the suburbs sprawling into the Arizona desert, we try to keep up—personally, politically, scientifically—with our rapidly changing world.

Plus, how other forms, including performance art and handiwork, are influencing creative nonfiction; Beth Ann Fennelly writes “micro-memoir”; Nicole Walker sees the braided essay as a form of political resistance; tiny truths; and more.


Table of Contents

From the Editor Lee Gutkind ... read more
The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action Nicole Walker ... read more
If the Ferret Crosses the Road Lawrence Lenhart
Pluripotent Amanda C. Niehaus
First Laugh Nancy McGlasson
Something Like Vertigo Elizabeth Rush
Shoulder Season Jodie Vinson
The Animal in the Yard Hope Wabuke
The Truth Is I Never Left You V. Alexandra Lytton Regalado
Ebb-Tide Optimism on a Climate-Changed Island Rick Van Noy
Becoming a Parent's Parent Gabriella M. Geisinger
Threaded Forms Sarah Minor
Finding Nick Flynn Elizabeth Bobrick
Honesty, Risk, and Presence Renée E. D’Aoust
Saturday Night Itzel Basualdo Murillo


Elizabeth Bobrick

Elizabeth Bobrick's work has appeared in Fiction, Salon, The Hartford Courant, and other publications. She has taught Classical Studies at... read more

Renée E. D’Aoust

Renée E. D’Aoust teaches online at North Idaho College and Casper College, and is the managing editor of Assay: A Journal of... read more

Beth Ann Fennelly

Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi. Fennelly has published three... read more

Gabriella M. Geisinger

Gabriella M. Geisinger is a New Yorker now living in London. Her freelance writing focuses on arts & culture, feminism, and human rights. read more

Lawrence Lenhart

Lawrence Lenhart is the author of The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage (Outpost19) and a dozen essays about the black-footed ferret. His prose... read more

Nancy McGlasson

Nancy McGlasson retired to tell her stories after forty years as a teacher and administrator at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She... read more

Sarah Minor

Sarah Minor is a writer and a designer from Iowa. She edits the “Visual Essays” series at Essay Daily and is working on a... read more

Itzel Basualdo Murillo

Itzel Basualdo Murillo is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring the parameters of the literary narrative. She graduated from... read more

Amanda C. Niehaus

Amanda C. Niehaus is an American-Australian biologist and writer, currently an Australian Research Council Fellow at the University of... read more

V. Alexandra Lytton Regalado

V. Alexandra Lytton Regalado is co-founder of Kalina press, based in El Salvador, and is the author, editor, and/or translator of more than... read more

Elizabeth Rush

Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: The Unsettling of the American Shore (Milkweed Editions, 2018), winner of The National Outdoor... read more

Rick Van Noy

Rick Van Noy is a professor of English at Radford University. He is the author of Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the... read more

Jodie Vinson

Jodie Noel Vinson is a Seattle-based writer and editor. Her essays and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in Ploughshares,... read more

Hope Wabuke

Hope Wabuke is the author of the chapbooks Movement No.1: Trains and The Leaving. Her poetry and essays have been published in Tupelo... read more

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is the author of two forthcoming books, Sustainability: A Love Story and Microcosmology. Her previous books include Egg,... read more