Knopp is the author of Field of Vision, Flight Dreams: A Life in the Midwestern Landscape, The Nature of Home, and Interior Places. Her award-winning creative nonfiction, which explores her home ground in Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska, has been lauded as "reminiscent of Thoreau's introspective nature writing and Dillard's taut, personal prose."
You're invited to the Nebraska Book Festival this Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Omaha's Thompson Alumni Center. From 1:15 to 2:00, Todd Robinson and I will be reading from our new books in the Andersen Hospitality Room. I may read something brand new as well. This event is free and open to the public.
"The Year of the Rabbit" in the March 2013 issue of NEBRASKAland is a short and hopefully humorous essay about my efforts, with my son's help, to rabbit-proof my backyard vegetable garden.
"Mississippi Harvest" in the current issue of Big Muddy: Journals of the Missisisppi River Valley chronicles the history of the pearl (mussel shell) button industry in Muscatine, Iowa, from 1890 into the 1940s and current attempts to restore mussel beds in the Upper Mississippi.
Here's an insightful review of What the River Carries by Scott Aichinger, a UNO graduate student in creative nonfiction. It was published in the winter 2013 issue of the Nebraska Center for the Book News (see page 7).