“My Thoughts on Paté,” Agni (nominated for a Pushcart Prize).
“Famous Cake,” Post Road.
“The Cut,” Crazyhorse.
“Toast,” Michigan Quarterly Review.
MEMOIR, LYRIC, and PERSONAL ESSAYS
“How to Buy Peaches,” Tin House (notable essay, The Best American Essays 2010).
“I Wish I Could Write Like Russell Edson,” Brevity.
“Why Dim Sum Makes Me Feel Tender,” Seneca Review.
“Questionnaire for My Grandfather,” Gettysburg Review (anthologized in YOU: an Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person, Welcome Table Press, 2013).
“Last Cookies,” New World Writing.
“Five Photographs,” Ninth Letter (special mention, Pushcart Prize Anthology 2011).
“Knitting 101,” New World Writing.
“Eight Photographs,” New Ohio Review (winner of the Editors’ Prize in Nonfiction; nominated for a Pushcart Prize).
ESSAYS ON LITERATURE
“A Prayer for the Future of Everything: On Oe Kenzaburo,” Raritan Review.
“On Valentin Papadin’s Teach Yourself to Be a Madman,” Tin House.
“A Pickle of a Novel: Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G.H.,” Tin House.
“Gooseberries and Red Currants,” Tin House (nominated for a Pushcart Prize).
“Poe’s Death-Watches and the Architecture of Doubt,” New England Review.
“The Matter of Translation: Wislawa Szymborska’s ‘Conversation with a Rock,’” Gettysburg Review.
OTHER WRITING Food Culture Index, a website documenting depictions of food in the arts. Articles on elephantjournal.com.
Reviews of various literary magazines, www.newpages.com.