Randon Billings Noble

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her essay collection Be with Me Always is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in 2019, and her lyric essay chapbook Devotional was published by Red Bird in June 2017. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, listed as Notable in The Best American Essays, and appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere. A Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, she has been a resident at The Millay Colony for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Currently she is a nonfiction editor at r.kv.r.y quarterly, Reviews Editor at Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and a freelance reviewer for The A.V. Club

From Devotional...

This is the hour of taxicabs and airports, of the dinghy pushed away from the dock, of cattails and water-weeds and all the currents that pull you away from me.  This is the hour of waiting, for arrivals and reunion, for the oar to send the surface trembling, the rod to quiver with the longed for bite.

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