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The Godfather Speaks

The Godfather Speaks

I first met author Lee Gutkind at the Mid-Atlantic Creative Nonfiction Summer Writers’ Conference at Goucher College when I was a grad student in the mid-1990s. The conference brought together some of the greatest practitioners of a literary form of nonfiction breaking new ground: creative nonfiction. Featured were authors Tracy Kidder. Susan Orlean. Gay Talese. Mary […]

Staff

Staff

Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson, Editor, The Three Quarter Review, is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars and Advanced Academic Programs, a nonfiction essayist, and the author of Literature on Deadline (Caldwell Publishing). Her literary essays have appeared in various journals, including The Sun, Creative Nonfiction, The Washington Post, Connecticut Review, Urbanite, and Utne Reader, as well as on […]

THE SCIENCE AND ART OF STUFF by Bear Jack Gebhardt

THE SCIENCE AND ART OF STUFF by Bear Jack Gebhardt

I was skimming through the newspaper when I inadvertently glimpsed the fundamental nature of the universe—a glimpse of which physicists (and artists and poets) have been searching, and mostly missing, for millennia. I guess I was just in the right place at the right time. “To my mind,” wrote the noted physicist John Archibald Wheeler, […]

BLUES IN by Tom Larsen

BLUES IN by Tom Larsen

The new releases at Rasputin’s Records were directly to the left of the checkout line. That’s where I first saw Art Pepper staring out from the cover of a Blue Note twofer.  With those haunted eyes and sunken cheeks, he had the refried look of the nasty habit. Friends of ours back home had that […]

ABSOLUTES by Ingrid Jendrzejewski

ABSOLUTES by Ingrid Jendrzejewski

He says the speed of light is an absolute, a universal physical constant: 299,792,458 meters per second, no more, no less, but then I say that’s nothing to how quickly my mind races when he’s away the way he is now, away in the night when I know-damn-well-know that he’s not still at work, that […]

STRAIGHT FROM THE PITS OF HELL by Eddie Jeffrey

STRAIGHT FROM THE PITS OF HELL by Eddie Jeffrey

It’s hard to sort out after all these years when I really started to care about MUSIC as a THING. It played such a huge role in my life, since before I was even conceived, that it’s almost no wonder I haven’t thought about it much. Except to know the music I wanted to listen […]

REALITY by Jon Wesick

REALITY by Jon Wesick

I approach the monastery of green corrugated steel in a forest of cedar and hemlock. Film badges and radiation dosimeters line the rack by the gate. I clip mine to my belt and enter. It’s a typical Pacific Northwest night. The cool, misty air caresses my face with the clean smell of evergreens. I cross […]