Lisa Gill’s essay in Brevity

January 21, 2010

Lisa Gill’s craft essay “The Necessity of Navel-Gazing” has just come out in the January 2010 issue of Brevity, one of the finest online journals for Creative Nonfiction. For more than a decade, Brevity has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form.

Work from Brevity has been anthologized and reprinted in venues including Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Utne Reader, the Short Takes anthology, the Best Creative Nonfiction anthology from W.W. Norton, and many recent writing textbooks.

You can read Lisa’s essay at:


The essay is one of many already published essays from the dissertation that Lisa will defend this spring.


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