Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

Note from the Nonfiction Editor

BY CUMI IKEDA

Annie Dillard, who grew up in Pittsburgh, writes, “One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time…give it, give it all, give it now.” As I look over the nonfiction pieces in this issue, I’m struck by the giving, or losing, of oneself, whether this be Maggie Jones with her writing, Hannah Hindley with the sea, Elizabeth Rakow with her sister, or Diane McCarthy with ballroom dancing as depicted by Aimee Valentine. These writers have given it all and, in their work, given us stories of losing and finding oneself, of coming home.
 
This homecoming issue highlights writers who are both at the beginning of and well into their writing careers and includes Hot Metal Bridge’s first graphic nonfiction piece.
 
I hope you enjoy the writing as much as I have.
 
Cumi Ikeda
 
Nonfiction Editor