Oronte

John Griswold, who uses the pen name Oronte Churm at Inside Higher Ed and elsewhere, was born in Vietnam and raised in coal country in Southern Illinois. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in War, Literature and the Arts; Brevity; Natural Bridge;  and Ninth Letter. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, listed as notable in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009, and included in The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 3 (WW Norton).

His most recent book is a collection of essays, Pirates You Don't Know, and Other Adventures in the Examined Life (University of Georgia Press 2014). He is also the author of a novel, A Democracy of Ghosts, and a nonfiction book, Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous American City.

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February 27, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.
February 26, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.
February 25, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.
February 22, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.
January 15, 2018
Violence will always be a current topic.
December 17, 2017
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, reviewed by a crowdfunder.
November 14, 2017
Sean Singer reviews the new poetry collection by Gabrielle Calvocoressi.
November 9, 2017
If you think it can always be talked out, you haven't been out there.
September 29, 2017
Reading Conrad in our time.
September 14, 2017
Our neighbors still struggle to recover.

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