Nonfiction | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

THINGS THAT ARE NOT FICTION | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

Nonfiction | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

THINGS THAT ARE NOT FICTION | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

M. Forajter’s “Ars Necrotica”: Technicolor Death Dress

Ecological terrorism, dying planets, our legacy as human beings; Chicago and leaded soil and tigers and beautiful things we ruin on purpose; the Chernobyl nuclear accident and its wider cultural impacts and denial; scientists and research and the name Dr. Mousseau; the death of Hae Min Lee, a teenager from Baltimore, MD, who was brutally killed in the winter of 1999.

“Liminal Spaces”: nonfiction by Kelsey Inouye

"A therapist once suggested you write phrases on an index card, instructing you to read them whenever you start to obsess over food or experience the guilt that often follows a slice of birthday cake." — Kelsey Inouye

Original Obsessions: “Late Morning When the World Burns” by Shamala Gallagher

Original Obsessions seeks to discover the origins of writerly curiosity -- the gestation and development of these imaginings -- focusing on early fixations that burrowed into an author's psyche and that reappear in their current book. In this installment, Tarpaulin Sky interviews Shamala Gallagher, author of Late Morning When the World Burns.

“The Straight Story”: nonfiction by Julia Madsen

"Some crimes never resolve themselves but go on for miles before disappearing into the vanishing point" -- Julia Madsen explores her family's legacy and the intersection of true crime, intergenerational trauma, and the Midwestern Gothic.

“Dear Manchester Chinatown”: Nonfiction by S. J. Kim

"I think of the very famous white male professor’s speech and recall, too, the way the letters DMZ felt cutting on the page; I think of the country I was born in and the DMZ that further wounds the first land I called home, and I remember that I am a daughter of a neo-colony." — from "Dear Manchester Chinatown" by S. J. Kim

M. Forajter’s “Ars Necrotica”: Technicolor Death Dress

Ecological terrorism, dying planets, our legacy as human beings; Chicago and leaded soil and tigers and beautiful things we ruin on purpose; the Chernobyl nuclear accident and its wider cultural impacts and denial; scientists and research and the name Dr. Mousseau; the death of Hae Min Lee, a teenager from Baltimore, MD, who was brutally killed in the winter of 1999.

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