Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

Note from the Nonfiction Editor


How many worlds does one person inhabit? And how many versions of ourselves populate those worlds?

In these three nonfiction pieces, each author explores their identity and the way it changes in different places, with different people, doing different activities. Ángel García explores the ways in which being a minority in deep-red country forces him to change his behavior. In “Being Bad,” Amanda Laabs discovers pot and becomes a stoner, but starts to wonder why. And Laura Eppinger investigates her role in square dancing, an activity she doesn’t feel totally at home in.

We hope that you enjoy these pieces as much as we do.