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Posted 12.15.15

Mira Ptacin reads an excerpt from her debut memoir, Poor Your Soul, published in January by Soho Press.

Poor Your Soul

I know some things. I know you set the backyard on fire. It was autumn. You were six years old. The oak leaves were dry and crispy. You and your pal Don Johnson, that blond-haired, blue-eyed kid from St. Philip Elementary School who threw up every time he got excited, were playing in the backyard. I’m assuming you guys found the matches in the pile on Dad’s workbench.

Project Empathy: Facing Difficult Material

by Lee Martin

Special Section

January/February 2016

<p>An accomplished novelist and memoirist offers advice on how to write creative nonfiction with empathy and respect.&nbsp;</p>

Sitting on Plutarch's Throne: Taking Risks in the Essay

by John D'Agata

Special Section

January/February 2016

<p>An American writer and editor details the importance and emotional necessity of taking risks in the essay by way of an adventure to Greece to find Plutarch’s writing chair.</p>

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