“Toast,” Michigan Quarterly Review.
“Famous Cake,” Post Road.
“The Cut,” Crazyhorse.
“My Thoughts on Paté,” Agni (nominated for a Pushcart Prize).
MEMOIR, LYRIC, and PERSONAL ESSAYS“I Wish I Could Write Like Russell Edson,” Brevity.
“Why Dim Sum Makes Me Feel Tender,” Seneca Review.
“Knitting 101,” New World Writing.
“Last Cookies,” New World Writing.
“Questionnaire for My Grandfather,” Gettysburg Review.
“How to Buy Peaches,” Tin House (a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2010).
“Five Photographs,” Ninth Letter.
“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.
ANTHOLOGYYOU: an Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person, Welcome Table Press (2013).
OTHER WRITING“The Problem with Shavasana: Remembering David Rakoff,” elephantjournal.com.
Food Culture Index, a website documenting depictions of food in the arts.
Reviews of various literary magazines, www.newpages.com.