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The Intentional is a print literary and culture magazine that supports emerging writers and prizes approachability.

Book reviews, essays, and more

Book reviews, essays, and more, all by emerging or unpublished writers.

You Are a Visitor: Field Notes on Moving from Memphis, Tennessee, to Roanoke, Virginia

Elizabeth Weinberg

By Martha Park

In Memphis, passing a motel turned into a museum, or a deserted house circled with caution tape, or a trash-littered park with its monuments to Confederate generals, I felt called to be responsible for that place and the healing it wanted. In Roanoke, I have taken advantage of my ignorance. There are stories I do not know yet. I move through town unburdened.

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You Are a Visitor: Pushing Through

Elizabeth Weinberg

By Molly Priddy

If I could pinpoint when the despair set in, the crushing feeling of fear and self-pity mixed together, it would have been when the taillights of the farm truck, which had been my guide for the last 20 minutes, slipped away, further into the blizzard than I could see, leaving me alone in a bubble my headlights created in the blowing snow.

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