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We’re thrilled to announce a Guest Editor in Nonfiction for the upcoming issue: Suzanne Paola.

The theme for Nonfiction in Issue #15 will be The Body Silent, nonfiction on illness and the body, works that put into words that which cannot be named. In the tradition of “HIV, Mon Amour” by Tory Dent and “The Two Kinds of Decay” by Sarah Manguso, we’re seeking works that articulate the varied experiences of the body.

Susanne Antonetta (Suzanne Paola)’s most recent book, Inventing Family, a memoir and study of adoption, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. Awards for her poetry and prose include a New York Times Notable Book, an American Book Award, a Library Journal Best Science book of the year, a Lenore Marshall Award finalist, a Pushcart prize, and others. She is also coauthor of Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction, soon to be available in a second edition. Her essays and poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Orion, Seneca Review, and many anthologies, including Short Takes and Lyric Postmodernisms. She is half-time professor at Western Washington University.

To submit to Paola’s folio, please visit www.drunkenboat.com/submissions.

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Published Sep 27, 2011 - 2 Comments and counting


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