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Essays, etc.

Recent Creative Nonfiction:

  • "Memory: A Triptych," Lake Effect: An International Literary Journal 24 (Spring 2020) 84-92.
  • "Place," Best of Brevity, eds. Dinty Moore and Zoë Bossiere. Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2020
  • "A Triptych for Our Times," Stoneboat Literary Journal 10:1 (Fall 2019) 102-109.
  • "The Marksburg Photo", Ascent (November 2019)
  • "A Perceivable Soul," in "Beautiful Things," River Teeth, May 20, 2019
  • "Perspective," The Ekphrastic Review (January 16, 2019)
  • "Some Mornings", Contemporary Haibun Online 14:3 (October 2018)
  • "Cave Crawling", Wisconsin Life, Wisconsin Public Radio, June 13, 2018
  • "Time and Terrain", Split Rock Review Issue 10, Spring 2018
  • "Crossing the Cuesta," Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction, ed. Anne-Marie Oomen. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018: 138-146
  • "Walking with Derleth," The Sage of Sac Prairie: The August Derleth Society Newsletter, 38:3 (Winter 2017): 6-7.
  • "Hiking Wisconsin with 'Ghosts' of the Ice Age", Zocalo Public Square, December 1, 2017
  • "Thinking Like an Island," Isle Royale from the AIR: Poems, Stories, and Songs from 25 Years of Isle Royale Artists-in-Residence, ed. Phillip D. Sterling. Grand Rapids: Caffeinated Press, 2017: 14-19.
  • "The Welcome Oak", Wisconsin Life, Wisconsin Public Radio, May 17, 2017
  • "The Locks"Ascent, January 29, 2017
  • "Seul Choix Point: Of Shells and Strata, Time and Terrain", Narrative Map Project, The Great Lakes Review January 29, 2017
  • "Labyrinth Garden," Contemporary Haibun Online 12:1 (April 2016)
  • "Wild and Precious," Under the Sun Issue 3: June 24, 2015
  • "The Driving Lesson," Thread 1:2 (Summer 2015). April 1, 2015
  • "Synchronicity in Nature and Life", Wisconsin Life, Wisconsin Public Radio, April 22, 2016.
  • "Rain," in "Beautiful Things", River Teeth October 6, 2014
  • "Autumn Again" and "Mirrors," Contemporary Haibun Online 10:1 (April 2014)
  • "The Fox River, Waukesha, WI," Orion Magazine, January 16, 2013
  • "Time and Tide", Ascent August 2010
  • "Postscript to a Postscript to 'The Ring of Time'," The Pinch Spring 2009.
  • "Terra Cognita," Colorado Review 35:2 (Summer 2008): 132-148.
  • "Limited Sight Distance," Clackamas Literary Review X (2006): 16-18
  • "The Pattern of Life Indelible," Ecotone: Reimagining Place 1:2 (Summer/Fall 2005): 152-167.
  • "The Everlastingly Great Look of the Sky," The Concord Saunterer 12/13 (2004/2005): 371-387.
  • "Here Is New York," divide Issue 2 (2004): 54-57
  • "The View from Bois Blanc," Heartlands 1 (Fall 2003): 19-22
  • "Knowing Where You've Been," Ascent 27:3 (Spring 2003): 45-55
  • "Shore Lines," Under the Sun, 8:1 (Summer 2003): 194-206.
  • "Words in the Wind," Rivendell Issue 2 (Spring 2004): 227-231.

Recent Articles:

  • "Meditative Naturalist, Intimate Essayist, Visionary Author." Review of The Way of Imagination by Scott Russell Sanders, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, January 8, 2021.
  • "Scholar's Sensibility, Poet's Eye." Review of Sightlines and Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, May 1, 2020.
  • "On the American Essay in the American Century," Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, 6.1 (Fall 2019).
  • "Keeping Connected to the Natural World". Review of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren and Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, June 3, 2019
  • "One Reader's Homage to Two Dogeared Authors" Review of The Art of the Wasted Day by Patricia Hampl and Draft #4 by John McPhee, River Teeth; A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, August 1, 2018.
  • "Researching 'Caves'," Kentucky English Bulletin, 65:2 (Spring 2016), 69.
  • "Creative Nonfiction," Dictionary of Midwestern Literature. Volume Two: Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016:179-184.
  • "Synchronicity and Structure," Triquarterly Online Issue 148, October 13, 2015
  • "Captioning and Composing," The Writer's Block, The Loft Literary Center, July 31, 2015
  • "The Matter of My Book," Triquarterly Online April 15, 2014
  • "Commentary on 'Days on the Branch' by Joseph Mitchell," The Humble Essayist, Winter 2015
  • "Essaying the Image," The Essay Review Volume 2 (Fall 2014) 95-106.
  • "The Long and Winding Road: A Memoirist's Journey," Guest Essay, Michael Steinberg's Blog—Fourth Genre: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction, February 9. 2013.
  • "A Double Life," Writing on the Edge 16:2 (Spring 2006): 69-81.
  • "Roundtable: Travel in Nonfiction," Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 7:2 (Fall 2005): 77-102.
  • "Captioning and Capturing the Past," Statement 42:1 (Fall 2005): 9-15.
  • "Variations on a Theme of Putting Nonfiction in Its Place," Pedagogy 4:2 (Sp 2004) 289-295.
  • "The Experimental Art," JAEPL: Journal of the Assembly on Expanded Perspectives in Learning 9 (Winter 2003-2004): 12-19.
  • "Naming Nonfiction (a polyptych)," College English 65:3 (January 2003): 242-256.
  • "Roundtable: Place in Nonfiction," Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 4:2 (Fall 2002): 177-202.

Recent Media

 

Broadcast of Walking Home Ground, Read by Jim Fleming on A Chapter A Day, Wisconsin Public Radio, May 28-June 15, 2018.

 

In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth, Talk about Walking Home Ground, Wisconsin Historical Museum, May 2018. Video online in Wisconsin Public Television's University Place series.

 

"Cave Crawling", Wisconsin Life, Wisconsin Public Radio, June 13, 2018

 

"The Welcome Oak", Wisconsin Life, Wisconsin Public Radio, May 17, 2017

 

"Synchronicity in Nature and Life", Wisconsin Life, Wisconsin Public Radio, April 22, 2016.

 

 

 

Talks on Nonfiction and Writing

 

2006: 11th International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation, Kansas State University; Schoodic Education and Research Center, Acadia National Park; English Department, Central Michigan University

 

2007: Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York; Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference, Wofford College; Lighthouse Writers Literary Festival, Denver; St. Lawrence University, Canton; Author Fest of the Rockies, Manitou Springs, CO; NonfictioNow Conference, Iowa City, IA

 

2008: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, New York; Lighthouse Writers Literary Festival, Denver

 

2009: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Chicago; Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, Homer, AK; Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

 

2010: Geneva Writers Group Conference, Geneva, Switzerland; Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Denver; Littleton Historical Museum, Littleton, CO; Estes Park History Museum, Estes Park, CO; Arapaho County Community College Writer's Studio Festival, Littleton, CO; Adams State College, Alamosa, CO; Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis; Nonfiction Now Conference, Iowa City

 

2011: 2nd Annual In Praise of the Essay Conference, Fordham University, New York; Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island, FL

 

2012: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Chicago; Wisconsin Book Festival, Madison

 

2013: River Teeth Nonfiction Conference, Ashland, OH; Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

 

2014: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Seattle

 

2015: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Minneapolis

 

2016: River Teeth Nonfiction Conference, Ashland, OH

 

2018: Book Talk, Caestecker Memorial Library, Green Lake, WI; Book Talk, Ice Age Trail Alliance Conference, Sheboygan, WI; Book Talk, McMillan Library, Wisconsin Rapids; Book Talk, Leopold Foundation, Baraboo; Book Talk, Village Booksmith, Baraboo; Book Talk, IAT Waukesha/Milwaukee Chapter Meeting, Lapham Peak; Book Talk, Wisconsin Historical Museum: "History Sandwiched In", Madison

 

2019: Book Talk, Barrett Memorial Library, Williams Bay, WI; Book Talk, Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club, Pewaukee; Book Talk, Beaver Creek Reserve; Book Talk, Freeland Filmfest, Freeland, WI; Book Talk, Waukesha Public Library, Waukesha