Catalpa by Amanda Goldblatt
50 pages. Tape-bound.
We cannot know what nonfiction is until we know how to punctuate it. We cannot know how to punctuate it until we admit the truth. We cannot admit the truth until we know what words we need to hide. Catalpa is an essay. And a poem, a confession, at least once a recipe. It’s the best kind of nonfiction: the kind that isn’t true.
Amanda Goldblatt was born in Washington D.C. in 1982. She teaches creative nonfiction and lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Her stories have been published in Redivider, Sonora Review, Diagram, and elsewhere. She also edits the online journal Super Arrow, and misses the monuments.