Notes on the Creative Nonfiction Selections

Leave a comment

June 22, 2017 by The Citron Review

Subtext.

In The Art of Subtext, Charles Baxter describes the term as “the unspoken, the suppressed and the secreted.”

A therapist laughed when I used that word this week—it being a literary term, and me being a word nerd. And yet, to varying degrees, we all live in subtext, hiding parts of ourselves, and working hard—often quite unsuccessfully—to understand the mystifying behaviors of others.

Our Citron Six Summer Creative Nonfiction selections explore subtext, delving into the ways we hide who we really are, and the veiled and sometimes inexplicable ways that we tango with the people in our lives.

In “Córdoba, Argentina,” Lillian Kwok explores her travels in a foreign land, living like a ghost and pondering the repercussions of a few words shared with a stranger. DL Shirey provides a humorous and philosophical exploration of one of the most subtle of human signals in “Blink.” In “Anubis,” Nathan Elliott contrasts an extraordinary relationship between a father and his young son (explained, perhaps, only by reincarnation?) with a rite of passage that is universal.

Several authors reflect on long-ago memories where the unspoken reigns, of fathers who influence with both their words and their stony silences. In “Relief,” Jiaying Lim opens up about the gory, hidden fears of her ten-year-old self waiting for her parents to return home. KG Waite invites us to relive her exhilarating childhood trips down the Cuyahoga River in “Prelude,” and shares the unexpressed truths she uncovers decades later. In “What Will Be,” Alice Lowe reflects on her unsettling early awareness of sexuality more than sixty years after the fact, and the early events that shaped her life choices.

My co-editor of Creative Nonfiction, Zach Jacobs, and I are thrilled to have six superb pieces to offer you this issue. We share in thanking our authors for doing the hard work of writers, for diving below the surface to find the truth, and for having the daring and grit to share their pearls with the world.

Enjoy!

Marianne Woods Cirone
Creative Nonfiction Editor
The Citron Review

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

🍋10th Anniversary

Fall 2019 IssueSeptember 23rd, 2019
3 months to go.

🍋 Instagram

The Summer 2019 Issue of the The Citron Review is brimming with amazing contributors. We want to thank them and hope you'll thank them too! Erik Moellering, Andrea Jurjević, David Galloway, Jennifer Metsker, Kendall Babl, Rogan Kelly, B.J. Best, Melanie McGee Bianchi, Emanuele Pettener, Thomas De Angelis, A. Grifa Ismaili, Julie Watson, Jill Chmelko, Kelle Schillaci Clarke, Phyllis Reilly, Elyse Giaimo, Anita Goveas, Mary Grimm, Carla Scarano D’Antonio, Megan Anning. #amreading #anonlinejournalofbriefliterature
Catch up with our managing editor @ericsteineger in the latest issue of Tinderbox Poetry Journal. #saturdayread #amreading #TheCitronreview #tinderboxpoetryjournal https://tinderboxpoetry.com/catching-up-with-tinderbox
In Citron’s 10th summer issue on this longest day in the sun we bring you stories of vulnerability and meaning. We also offer something new. As part of our 10th anniversary we have created Zest, a place for our editors to share essays, reviews, and other posts in between our four annual issues. Zest’s first feature is a review written by Managing Editor and Senior Poetry Editor @ericsteineger. You can find his review of @jerzypoet's debut chapbook, Demolition in the Tropics as the last item in our summer issue and on Zest’s page. It’s been an amazing ten years of stories. In September we will publish the fall issue as well as a look back at 10 years of The Citron Review. To our readers and contributors, thank you for being a part of our story. #CitronSix #CitronStories #Summer2019 #SummerIssue #TheCitronReview #cheersto10years #amreading #summersolstice #summerreading
"Immaculate" by Anne-Marie Hoeve takes us into the secret life of spoons in this carefully arranged micro fiction. https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/immaculate/ #amreading #thecitronreview #spring2019
Christopher Rabley's "I Can See Her" is his second publication in The Citron Review and we join him in Taipei City for a most trying time. His first nonfiction story is from 2017, "Speak to Me". Please read them together, if you wish. https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/i-can-see-her/ https://citronreview.com/2017/12/21/speak-to-me/ #amreading #thecitronreview #spring2019
We are expanding our team of editors. This fall marks our 10 year anniversary as a volunteer operated journal, and we look forward to another ten. We love what we do and hope that you will consider joining us. Send your inquiries to citronreview at gmail.com. Open until filled #TheCitronReview #amreading #CreativeNonfiction https://citronreview.com/

Enter your email address to follow us and receive notifications of new issues by email.

%d bloggers like this: