South Loop Review Nonfiction + Art Blog

John D'Agata writes, "essay emphasizes an activity—that attempt, that trying, that experimenting.  I think it opens up new possibilities . . ."  (Essay is essai in French, meaning: "trial, experiment, attempt.")
Essays, art, and photography can be used as a way to create more than just a story. It is thought: an opening into an artist's brain that is processing, rationalizing, and attempting to figure out the world. To understand the world is to linger on your surroundings, the past, and possibly the future: in meditation, inquiry, and reflection.
This blog is meant to be a place of habitation for such subjects.

In Search of the Perfect Cafe

After my cup of coffee had been refilled a handful of times, the writing I sought to finish was accomplished. Being inside Café Ballou gave me the sense of being part of a larger artful push.

Older entries

May 2 2014

Soundtrack to My Words

April 10 2014

Interview with Colette Brooks

April 3 2014

Five Websites to Help You Write

March 18 2014


March 10 2014

Interview with CM Burroughs