"A lovely piece (anxiously so!)"

My essay, "Mashed Avocado on a Rice Cake (Basic Recipe with a Variation)," was just published in the spring 2017 issue of the Seneca Review, a journal that I've long admired. In the acceptance email message that I received last November, editor David Weiss referred to this as "a lovely piece (anxiously so!)." How right he is! Three ingredients and 14 pages of directions from a narrator who is pretty angst, kind of weird about food, has equally fretful friends, and is troubled by all of those "bluebirds of anxiety," as Woody Allen calls them, that nest in the trees near her house. Check out this essay, if you can stand spending time with this narrator. By the way, the recipe is kitchen-tested and foolproof.

Lisa Knopp