Issue #70, Home

Spring 2019

In Creative Nonfiction #70: “Home,” we search for our place in the world. From Ohio to Oregon, from Browning, Montana, to the US-Mexico border, and from gated communities and “safe” suburbs to tight-knit urban neighborhoods, eleven restless writers ask whether home is a place or a state of mind; who belongs and who doesn’t; and why we stay and why we leave.

Plus, the difference between “story time” and “text time”; tiny truths; and more.


Table of Contents

What's the Story Lee Gutkind ... read more
Inheritance Caitlin Dwyer ... read more
Freedom Emily Waples
Reservation Dogs James Riach
Immortal Ogallala Mallory Barnes
What's in the Water Shelley Puhak
Crime Wave Rebecca Lanning
A Tourist at Home Herb Harris ... read more
Visits to the Border Susan V. Meyers
Looking for Home Brenda van Dyck
Movement and Flow Jane Alison
Off the Map Sondra Olson


Jane Alison

Jane Alison is the author of a memoir, The Sisters Antipodes, and four novels -- The Love-Artist, The Marriage of the Sea,... read more

Mallory Barnes

Mallory Barnes works full-time in finance at Texas Tech University. She has called the Texas Panhandle home for most of her life. She is... read more

Caitlin Dwyer

Caitlin Dwyer graduated with a master’s in journalism from the University of Hong Kong in 2013. She taught English for three years in... read more

Herb Harris

Herb Harris is a psychiatrist living and practicing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is currently working on a memoir. read more

Rebecca Lanning

Rebecca Lanning's writing has appeared in Salon; Brain, Child; the Washington Post; Barely South Review; Salt Magazine;... read more

Susan V. Meyers

Susan V. Meyers has lived and taught in Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico and now directs the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University.... read more

Sondra Olson

Sondra Olson began exploring and experimenting more frequently with hybrid forms of writing after working with John D'Agata at the 2010... read more

Shelley Puhak

Shelley Puhak is the author of two poetry collections, the more recent of which, Guinevere in Baltimore, was selected by Charles Simic for... read more

James Riach

James Riach lives in Missoula, Montana, and was a Welch Scholar at the University of Montana. He's tried his hand as a musician,... read more

Brenda van Dyck

Brenda van Dyck is a writer and editor in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and journals, including Voices of... read more

Emily Waples

Emily Waples is an assistant professor of biomedical humanities at Hiram College. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband and son. read more

Brian Phillip Whalen

Brian Phillip Whalen's writing appears in the Southern Review, North American Review, Hotel Amerika, Sonora Review, Puerto Del Sol... read more

Emily Wortman-Wunder

Emily Wortman-Wunder's book of short stories, Not a Thing to Comfort You, won the 2019 Iowa Short Fiction Award and is forthcoming... read more