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Sandell Morse is the prize-winning author of the memoir, The Spiral Shell, A French Village Reveals Its Secrets of Jewish Resistance in World War II. Morse’s nonfiction has been noted in The Best American Essays series and published in Creative Nonfiction, Ploughshares, the New England Review, Fourth Genre ASCENT, Solstice, Ruminate, and Tiferet among others.

Morse has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, a resident at the Hewnoaks Artists’ Colony and a Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She holds an MA in English with a concentration in fiction writing from the University of New Hampshire and an MALS with a concentration in the human
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Review: Memorial Drive, Natasha Trethewey

As Memorial Drive opens, Natasha Trethewey's mother has been murdered by Trethewey's step father and at nineteen, she is fleeing Atlanta, but she takes with her "what I had cultivated all those years, mute avoidance of my past, silence and willed amnesia buried deep in me like a root." And so her story unfolds, love, abuse, hardship, race in America, but mostly love. Trethewey's father is white, h Read more of this blog post »
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Actually, I listened to this one. I paused often to think about what I was hearing. I paused to think about the title, South to America; A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, and I thought of my first journey below the M ...more
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The Best American Essays 2022 by Alexander Chee
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In this collection edited by Alexander Chee, I found familiar names and unfamiliar names. I liked that. Images have stayed with me, Justin Torres' gold necklace in "It Had to be Gold," the house fire in Debra Gwarthy's "Fire and Ice," one of my favor
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