Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenney is the author of The Object Parade (Counterpoint Press) and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir (University of Nebraska, the American Lives Series), and, with the late Judith Kitchen, co-edited Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction to be published by W. W. Norton next fall. She teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars, the Rainier Writing Workshop, and the Master of Professional Writing program at USC, and serves as the senior nonfiction editor at LARB.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

A Longer Reach: Thanksgiving 2016

A dream must always be bigger than the person or the people.”          —The New York Times, November 28, 1968 In the ...


Into the Wild

"H Is for Hawk" deals with falconry, human interactions with "the wild," personal loss, and grief....


Stretching Out

"My ideal audience would be every literate person on earth, minus anyone I’m related to or grew up with."...


Cell Phone Diaries

What Emily Post can't tell us: cell phones in the bathroom stall and other conundrums....


Why Genre Matters

The old question of genre just won't go away: Sven Birkerts, Judith Kitchen, Scott Nadelson, David Biespiel, and Dinah Lenney mix it up some more....


Be Thou the Voice

So it is with memoir; the facts take a backseat to the truth of memory, to the quality of feeling....

Be Thou the Voice
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