On Losing Control
creative nonfiction by Jeremy B. Jones
photo by Byron Collins
Jeremy B. Jones is the author of the memoir Bearwallow, which was named the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year and awarded gold in the 2015 Independent Publishers Awards. His essays appear in Garden & Gun, Oxford American, The Bitter Southerner, and elsewhere, and he serves as series co-editor of the book series In Place (WVU Press). He teaches creative writing at Western Carolina University, where he also directs the annual Spring Literary Festival. “On Losing Control” comes from a larger book manuscript.