ieye.jpgI coedited, with Porter Shreve, three anthologies for Pearson Longman: 30/30: Thirty American Stories from the Last Thirty Years; Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: I & Eye; and The Contemporary American Short Story.

Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: I & Eye

"Featuring some of the most esteemed writers of our time, this new anthology brings together 60 diverse works of contemporary creative nonfiction. Including memoirs, personal essays, literary journalism, and essays on craft, this collection brings unique insight to the “I” and “Eye” of contemporary creative nonfiction. With noted authors like Annie Dillard, Scott Russell Sanders, Alice Walker, Tom Wolfe, David Sedaris, Margaret Atwood, and Saul Bellow, this text offers excellent models of this emerging field."

Here are the Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: I & Eye pages at Pearson Longman, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Powells.


Essays in I & Eye

Bernard Cooper, “Picking Plums”
Tony Earley, “Somehow Form a Family”
Lucy Grealy, “Mirrorings”
Jamaica Kincaid, “Biography of a Dress”
Le Thi Diem Thuy, “The Gangster We Are All Looking For”
John Edgar Wideman, from Brothers and Keepers
Beverly Lowry, “Secret Ceremonies of Love and Death”
Susan Orlean, “Meet the Shaggs”
Tom Wolfe, “Yeager” from The Right Stuff
Tracy Kidder, “Making the Truth Believable”
Phillip Lopate, “On the Necessity of Turning Oneself into a Character”
Scott Russell Sanders, “The Singular First Person”
Judith Ortiz Cofer, “Silent Dancing”
Edwidge Danticat, “Westbury Court”
Stuart Dybek, “Field Trips”
Chang-rae Lee, “Coming Home Again”
Thomas Lynch, “The Undertaking”
Naomi Shihab Nye, “Thank You in Arabic”
John McPhee, “The Search for Marvin Gardens”
James Alan McPherson, “Saturday Night, and Sunday Morning”
Sarah Vowell, “What He Said There”
André Aciman, “A Literary Pilgrim Progresses to the Past”
Vivian Gornick, from The Situation and the Story
Jonathan Raban, “Notes from the Road”
Meghan Daum, “Music is My Bag”
Dagoberto Gilb, "Steinbeck"
Wayne Koestenbaum, “Celebrity Dreaming”
David Sedaris, “The Drama Bug”
Charles Simic, “The Necessity of Poetry”
Susan Allen Toth, “Cinematypes: Going to the Movies”
Alice Walker, “Looking for Zora”
Dagoberto Gilb, “Steinbeck”
Saul Bellow, “Graven Images”
Leslie Marmon Silko, “Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective”
John Updike, “Fast Art”
Patricia Hampl, “Reviewing Anne Frank”
Bret Lott, “Toward a Definition of Creative Nonfiction”
Cynthia Ozick, “She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Body”
Gretel Ehrlich, “The Solace of Open Spaces”
Edward Hoagland, “The Courage of Turtles”
Linda Hogan, “The Bats”
Richard McCann, “The Resurrectionist”
Floyd Skloot, “Wild in the Woods: Confessions of a Demented Man”
Terry Tempest Williams, “The Clan of One-Breasted Women”
Diane Ackerman, “The Psychopharmacology of Chocolate”
Atul Gawande, “Final Cut”
Stephen Jay Gould, “A Biological Homage to Mickey Mouse”
Annie Dillard, “Seeing”
Barry Lopez, “Landscape and Narrative”
Edward O. Wilson, “Life is a Narrative”
Dorothy Allison, from Two or Three Things I Know for Sure
Margaret Atwood, “The Female Body”
Gerald Early, “Life With Daughters: Watching the Miss America Pageant”
Maxine Hong Kingston, “No Name Woman”
Bharati Mukherjee, “Two Ways to Belong in America”
Alice Walker, “Becoming What We’re Called”
Lawrence Otis Graham, “Invisible Man”
Michael Herr, “Illumination Rounds”
Susan Sontag, from AIDS and Its Metaphors
Joan Didion, “On Keeping a Notebook”
Barbara Ehrenreich, “Getting Ready”
Lee Gutkind, “The Creative Nonfiction Police”