River Teeth

Twenty Years of Creative Nonfiction
Edited by Joe MackallDaniel W. Lehman



Winner of the Gold Medal for Anthologies in the 2021 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

Nationally recognized River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative has published a host of new and significant voices in creative nonfiction—including essays, memoir, and literary journalism—since 1999. To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection. Essays include up-and-coming authors as well as luminaries such as Ann Hood, Lee Martin, Chris Offutt, Angela Morales, Brenda Miller, Judith Kitchen, Ted Kooser, and Andre Dubus III. River Teeth: Twenty Years of Creative Nonfiction further includes a thoughtful foreword by Robert Atwan that illuminates the importance, breadth, and reach of the journal and shows the diversity of nonfiction writing available in the twenty-first century. A trailblazing publication since its inception, River Teeth continues to share the important work of contemporary writers and will thrive for years to come.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

Contributor Bios
Joe Mackall is a retired professor of English, the former director of creative writing at Ashland University, and a founder of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. He is also the author of The Last Street Before Cleveland: An Accidental Pilgrimage and Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish.
Daniel W. Lehman is a Trustees’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Ashland University and a founder of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. He is also the author of Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge and John Reed and the Writing of Revolution.