My Current Book Project:

Like Salt or Love: Essays on Leaving Home is a memoir in essays. Parts of   the manuscript have been published in or are forthcoming in Seneca Review; Crab Orchard Review; Gettysburg Review; Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction; Shadowbox: A Showcase of Contemporary Nonfiction; ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment); Still Point Arts Quartlery; Going Om: An Anthology of Literary Essays About Yoga. 



Essays in Literary Quarterlies:

"Mashed Avocado on a Rice Cake (Basic Recipe with a Variation)." Seneca Review. Fortcoming Fall 2017.

"Worse Than Abandonment." Crab Orchard Review. Forthcoming, Winter 2017.

"My Daily Bread." Rock & Sling: A Journal of Witness. 11 (Spring 2016): 36-49.

“Still Life with Peaches.” Georgia Review. 68 (Spring 2014).

“On Solstalgia.” ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). 77 (August 2014).

“Balancing Act.” Brevity: A Concise Journal of Literary Nonfiction. 44 (September 2013).

“The Renoir.” Still Point Arts Quarterly. 9 (Spring 2013): 44-51.

“Mississippi Harvest.” Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley. 12:2 (2013): 7-    25.

“Out of Love.” Shadowbox: A Showcase of Contemporary Nonfiction (Summer 2012)

“Catfish Bend.” Natural Bridge: A Journal of Contemporary Literature 26 (Fall 2011): 32-40.

“Painting the River: Henry Lewis’s Great National Work.” Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley 11.2 (fall 2011): 5-23.

“Restorations.” North Dakota Quarterly 76:4 (Winter 2010): 157-166.

“Missouri River Music.” South Dakota Review 48:4 (Winter 2010): 20-36.

“What the River Carries.” Prairie Schooner 84:4 (Winter 2010): 32-43.

“Nauvoo: The Beautiful Place.” Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley 9.2 (Summer 2010): 39-59.

 “No Other River.” Iowa Review. 39:2 (Fall 2009): 166-178. *** 

“Perhapsing: The Art of Speculation in Creative Nonfiction.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction 29 (January 2009).

“Fleet.” The Gettysburg Review 20:4 (Winter 2007-2008): 537-47. 

“Nine-mile Prairie.” Michigan Quarterly Review 46:3 (Summer 2007): 443-60. ***

“Visiting Frederic.” Ascent 30:2 (February 2007): 12-26.

“Tending.” Sling and Arrow 2:1 (Spring 2005): 64-76.

“In the Corn.” ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment) 12.1 (Winter 2005): 199-214.

“This Creek.” Cimarron Review 143 (Summer 2003): 26-37.

“Thirty Shades of White.” Flint Hills Review 7 (2002): 69-77.

“Mammoth Bones.” ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment) 9.1 (Winter 2002): 189-202.

“Household Words.” Michigan Quarterly Review 40.4 (Fall 2001): 713-25. ***

“A Salt Marsh Reclamation.” Southern Indiana Review 8.1 (2001): 55-67.

“My Place of Many Times.” Connecticut Review 22 (Fall 2000): 189-95. ***

“In the Air.” Shenandoah 49 (Fall 1999): 5-13.

“Flight Dreams.” Crazy Horse 55 (Winter 1998): 136-45.

“The Beat, 1979.” Dominion Review 14 (1996): 22-39

“Hard Remains.” The Journal 20 (Spring/Summer 1996): 22-36.

“Last Rites.” Lowell Review 2 (1996): 12-17.

“Sky Watch.” Farmer’s Market 13 (Fall/Winter 1995): 42-52.

“Excavations.” Creative Nonfiction 4 (Fall 1995): 51-61.

“Sheet Music.” Tamaqua 5 (Fall 1995): 152-76.

“Summer Reading.” Missouri Review 16 (Fall 1993): 130-46. ***

“Just Words.” Cream City Review 17 (Fall 1993): 286-301.

“Edges.” Farmer’s Market 10 (Fall/Winter 1993-1994): 99-111.

“Seeing ‘Possum.” Cimarron Review 100 (July 1992): 121-31.

“Field of Vision.” South Dakota Review 28 (Autumn 1990): 89-101.

“Pheasant Country.” Northwest Review 28 (Summer 1990): 41-49. ***

                       ***Notable Essay citation in Best American Essays series.


Anthologized Essays:

"Free Samples."Rendezvous in the Rough: Essays from the 21st Century Dating Trenches edited by Danita Berg and MacKenzie Jennings. Forthcoming.

“Far Brought.” The Tallgrass Prairie Reader. John T. Price (ed). Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2014.

“The Ages of Yoga.” Going Om: An Anthology of Literary Essays About Yoga. Melissa Carroll (ed.). Berkeley: Viva Editions/Cleis Press. Forthcoming spring 2014.

“Excavations.” Creating Nonfiction: Lessons from the Voice of the Genre. Lee Gutkind and Robyn Jodlowski (ed.). Pittsburgh: In Fact Books, 2013.

“Perhapsing.” Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction. Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwartz (ed.). 2nd edition. Stamford, Conn.: Cengage Learning. Forthcoming 2014.

“Reflections: Midwesterners on their Region.” Excerpts from “Pilgrimage” (about Amelia  Earhart) originally published in Interior Places. Midwest Living. May/June 2011: 144.

“Perhapsing.” Writ Now! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers. Sherry Ellis (ed.). Tarcher/Penguin, May 2010.

“Far Brought.” The Big Empty: Contemporary Nebraska Nonfiction Writers. Ladette Randolph and Nina Shevchuk-Murray (ed.). University of Nebraska Press, 2007: 31-45.

“A Salt Marsh Reclamation” and “Writing ‘A Salt Marsh Reclamation’” in Landscape with

Figures: The Nonfiction of Place. Robert Root (ed.). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007.

“Houseguest,” in Sisters of the Earth: Women’s Prose and Poetry About Nature. Lorraine Anderson (ed.). New York: Vintage, 2003: 283-88.

“Creative,” from The Nature of Home in The Chronicle Review. September 27, 2002: B4.

“Excavations,” in The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers on Creative Nonfiction, ed. by Michael Steinberg and Robert Root (ed.). New York: Simon and Schuster/Allyn Bacon, 1999: 319-26.

“Excavations,” in The Essayist at Work, Lee Gutkind (ed.). Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 1998: 122-33.