Joni Tevis, formerly a park ranger, factory worker, and seller of cemetery plots, is the author of the acclaimed book of essays, The Wet Collection. Her nonfiction has been published in Oxford American, the Bellingham Review, Shenandoah, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and Orion. Tevis’ most recent book, The World Is On Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocolypse, was published spring 2015. She teaches literature and creative writing at Furman University, and lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
THAT FALL, my first October back in South Carolina, we had a bumper crop of acorns. Every day I heard the staccato rain of nuts hitting the roof, and when I Continue reading
THIS WAY NEXT — trailside sign, Rock City FRIEDA CARTER was an entrepreneur’s wife and maybe all she wanted was a garden. It grew. In 1930, she walked through the woods Continue reading
YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN the one that got away. That’s a birding as well as a fishing refrain, a common hope among the binoculars-and-field-guide set, where to see is to capture. Continue reading