The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: An Anthology of Explorations in Creative Nonfiction

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Michigan State University Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Sean Prentiss is Assistant Professor at Norwich University. He has had essays, poems, and stories published in Brevity, Sycamore Review, Passages North, ISLE, Ascent, River Styx, Spoon River, Nimrod, and many other journals.
Joe Wilkins is Associate Professor of English at Linfield College, and is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on the Big Dry, and two collections of poems, Killing the Murnion Dogs and Notes from the Journey Westward.


Prentiss and Wilkins have collected a strong and engaging group of writers to not only examine the form and function of the twenty-first century essay but also to contemplate how the essayist attempts to reconcile the layered realities of what's real, what's remembered, and what's online. Here is an essay collection with edge.
--Jill Talbot, editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction
Prentiss and Wilkins have gathered together some of the freshest voices and brightest stars in contemporary nonfiction writing for this anthology on process and practice. The anthology will be especially useful to teachers of creative writing who are looking for succinct, spot-on essays about the craft of writing nonfiction. Each essay offers the reader some new avenue or technique in nonfiction writing to chew on, to ruminate over, and to be emboldened by for future incorporation into one's own creative work.
--Debra Marquart, author of The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere