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.
We are excited to announce our Volume 15 Pushcart Prize Nominations. All essays can be viewed on our "Current Issue" page. Congratulations!