Teetle Clawson | The Sun Magazine

Teetle Clawson

Teetle Clawson lives in Portland, Oregon, and rises early to start her day in the dark. She’s currently writing a memoir.

— From March 2022
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


It was too quiet: no bellowing of elk, no call of owls. As I opened the front door, I could smell the beef stew I’d left simmering on the stove, but there was no music, and our dog Neva did not greet me.

March 2022

Three Seasons

In the early seventies / Greg and I moved back to the land. / Here, no National Guard, no protests / on the steps of Bank of America, / no hash to smuggle into Isla Vista.

July 2015

Kitchen Ghost

My husband killed himself in our kitchen, / a wide-open room with a forty-gallon barrel / of water standing close to the old woodstove.

October 2013
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