Fourth Genre 23, no. 1

Fourth Genre 23, no. 1

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction (Journal)

Edited by Patrick Madden and Joey Franklin

Published by: Michigan State University Press

Imprint: MSU Press Journals

6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • ISBN: 9781684301423
  • Published: March 2021


In This Issue

Editors’ Note

Joey Franklin and Patrick Madden, “The Audacity of the Essay”

Winner, 2020 Fourth Genre Steinberg Memorial Essay Prize
Sean Enfield, “The Revolution Will Be Revised”

Negesti Kaudo, “Marginalia”

Anne P. Beatty, “The Daily Cover”

Carol Claassen, “Three Wishes for the Missing Man’s Daughter”

Darius Stewart, “Rogue Soldier”

J. Malcolm Garcia, “In Those Days”

Kelly Magee, “Eleven Ways to Carry: A Self-Quiz in Real Time”

Mary O. Parker, “Sanctuary”

Nathaniel Perry, “Already Wide Enough: Edward Arlington Robinson and the Lives of Others”

Ryan Dennis, “The Sparrow and the Robot”

Jacquelyn Thomas, “Mystery Readers”

Suzanne Farrell Smith, “In the Clouds”

Kristin Barendsen, “How to Live Thin”

Debra Marquart, “At 79, My Mother Decides to Plant Trees”

Clinton Crockett Peters, “Love in the Valley of Death”

Writer as Reader
Jenny Spinner, “Rooting the Black Essay: Gertrude Bustill Mossell (1855–1948)”

Gertrude Bustill Mossell, “Our Women in Journalism”

Review Essays
Kate Carroll de Gutes, “Activist, Essayist, Poet, Woman, Black”
Shayla Lawson, This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope

Sarah Pape, “‘A Period of Interval’: Two Books on the Pandemic”
Zadie Smith, Intimations
Rick Barot, During the Pandemic

About the Contributors