* Writers Play With Borrowed Forms

Further Reading

To find more work by the contributors to The Shell Game, you can start with the links below:

Joey Franklin | website | "Cool Enough, For the Moment"
Sarah McColl | website | "Amazing Opportunities for Female Writers..."
Kathry A. Kopple "Three Poems"
Laurie Easter | website | "The Polarity of Incongruities"
Priscilla Long | website | "O Is for Old"
Brian Oliu | website | "Division"
Jennifer Metsker "Too Many Miles"
Dinty W. Moore | website | "Frida's Circle"
Anushka Jasraj "Radio Story"
Gwendolyn Wallace
Mary Peelen | website | "Variable"
Brenda Miller | website  | "Our Daily Toast"
Caitlin Horrokcks | website | "Mermaid and Knife"
Judith Sornberger "You Couldn't Believe As I Did"
Steve Fellner "Bowling"
Lee Upton | website | "Purity: It's Such a Filthy Word"
Ingrid Jendrzejewski | website | "The Gun"
Cheyenne Nimes "Something Blue"
Jenny Boully | website | "War Baby"
Kim Adrian | website | "The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet (excerpts)"
Elizabeth Kerlikowske "Two Poems"
David Shields website | "Long Live the Anti-Novel, Built from Scraps"
Randon Billings Noble | website |
Steve Edwards "The Blossoming Child"
Amy Wallen | website |
Ander Monson | website | "Essay as Hack"
Karen Hays "Harm's Way"
Michael Martone "The Mayor of the Sister City Talks to the Chamber of Commerce"

Other non-fiction books that play with borrowed forms:

• The Periodic Table, by Primo Levi
• The Suicide Index, by Joan Wickersham
• The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan
• Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
• How to Stop Time: Heroin from A-Z, by Ann Marlowe
• Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, by Dinty W. Moore

Anthologies of lyric essays:
• Touchstone Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, eds. Lex Williford and Michael Martone
• The Next American Essay, ed. John D'Agata

Craft books that explore form and or the lyric essay:
• The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art Craft, and the Writing Life by Priscilla Long
• Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction, eds. Margo Singer and Nicole Walker
• Tell It Slant, by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola
Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative, by Jane Alison