"Mashed Avocado on a Rice Cake (Basic Recipe with a Variation)." Seneca Review. Fortcoming, Fall 2017. http://www.hws.edu/senecareview/

"This recipe requires but a trio of ingredients. But don’t be deceived by that! The dish offers an abundance of weighty matters to chew on...."

 

"Worse Than Abandonment." Crab Orchard Review. Forthcoming, Winter 2017. http://craborchardreview.siu.edu

"'There are worse things than abandonment,' a friend once told you. The moment you heard this, you knew that she had succinctly articulated something essential. Soon, this phrase became your mantra...."

 

“Still Life with Peaches.” Georgia Review. 68 (Spring 2014).  http://garev.uga.edu/spring14/knopp.html

"Objects of Desire: On the counter dividing my kitchen from my dining room is a wide straw basket brimming with bills, receipts, greeting cards, and newspaper clippings. Hooked over the rim of the basket is a dry turkey wishbone...."

 

“On Solstalgia.” ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). 77 (August 2014). http://isle.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/21/isle.isu077.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=1Plt95AWpD8Mt7H..."

"Solstalgia is a type of homesickness that one gets while still at home...."

 

“Balancing Act.” Brevity: A Concise Journal of Literary Nonfiction. 44 (September 2013). brevitymag.com/nonfiction/balancing-act/

"A man in my neighborhood stacks rocks in his front yard. From a distance, the cairns remind me of a small throng of people. Some wear long coats or dresses: clerics in cassocks. Some stand on two, wide and chunky legs. One stack sports a wide-brimmed, flat-topped rock, sat at a jaunty angle...."

 

“Out of Love.” Shadowbox: A Showcase of Contemporary Nonfiction (Summer 2012)  http://shadowboxmagazine.org/d

"Spring doesn’t count. Once the long, hard winter finally retreats, any place where green blades push through leaf litter, where mourning doves, summer’s drone, congregate on utility lines at dusk, and where thunderstorms bruise the sky is beautiful. Now, it’s the rest of the year that’s the problem...." 

 

“Perhapsing: The Art of Speculation in Creative Nonfiction.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction29 (January 2009). creativenonfiction.org/brevity/craft/craft_knopp1_09.htm

"At some point, writers of creative nonfiction come to a road block or dead end in our writing, where we don’t have access to the facts we need to tell our story or to sustain our reflection with depth and fullness. If only it was ethical to just make something up...."