Michael Steinberg Has a Blog

April 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Essayist/memoirist and founding editor of the literary journal, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Michael Steinberg has entered the brave new world of blogging. You can visit his blog here.

Listen a moment to Mike discussing the changes he has seen in the genre:

… as the genre continues to change and grow, it encourages us—writers, editors, and teachers alike–to rethink our preconceptions of what creative nonfiction is. In other words, it expands our boundaries and creates new possibilities, such as, the short prose pieces that use language and form in most unexpected ways; essays and memoirs that combine personal narrative with analysis, research, and reportage; and some forms of personal journalism and cultural criticism (Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains, and Alyssa East’s Dogtown, for example), where the “I” isn’t at the center of the narrative, yet the writer’s presence and point of view clearly inform the narrative.


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