BURIED NITROGEN: A CREATIVITY & GARDENING COLUMN AT RECKON REVIEW
The Parable of the Persimmon, December 2022
Don’t compare yourself to other writers, I tried to remind myself. Creative paths are singularities, any given one impossible to replicate.
The Tragedy of the Brussel Sprout, September 2022
There’s a time element to gardening that parallels the writing process. If starting from scratch, it can take a long time to build the right soil in the right spot and watch a generation of seed mature into food. Assuming it will be easy is a mistake. Fixating too rigidly on a desired outcome is another mistake. Refusing to adapt to unexpected challenges is yet one more.
“Hollow Eggs,” Reservoir Road Literary Review, December 2021
“River Dolls,” Reckon Review, July 2021
“Ellaria Jane Peterson Is Going To Die,” Barren Magazine, August 2020
“Amberleen,” The Fiddlehead, Spring 2020 (print only)
“The Box,” Gone Lawn, March 2020
“The Last Grand Tour of Albertine’s Watch,” finalist in the the Arizona State University’s Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest, anthology published January 2019
“Mullenville, Population 82,” Allegory Ridge, July 2018
“Orbit,” Heron Tree, February 2018
“The Waubeen Annual Kanaranzi Kimball Day,” finalist in the 2017 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers; summer 2018 in Nimrod International Journal
“Fusion: A Love Story,” top-three selection for the Arizona State University’s 2016 Frankenstein Bicentennial Fiction Competition
“Clay Pots,” finalist for the Psychopomp Magazine 2014 Short Fiction Award
“Saxy Jane and the Condom,” Dogzplot Flash Fiction, May 2009
“Nopales,” Six Sentences, October 2009
“Hank,” Stoneboat Literary Journal, November 2022
Motherhood + coming-of-age in the Midwest + surprising factoids about hummingbird migrations
SELECTED JOURNALISM & DIGITAL CONTENT
The Communication Crisis in America, And How to Fix It
Assistant editor on a volume of research and policy recommendations inspired by a report we compiled for the Federal Communications Commission in 2012
Barnidge, M., Gunther, A., Kim, J., Hong, Y., Perryman, M., Tay, S. K., Knisely, S. (forthcoming). “Politically motivated selective exposure and perceived media bias.” Communication Research. Advance online publication.
McLaughlin, B.; Davis, C.; Coppini, D.; Kim, Y.M.; Knisely, S.; McLeod, D. (2015) “When Women Attack.” Politics and Life Sciences, 34(1). pp. 44-56.
Robinson, S.; Knisely, S.; Schwartz, M. (2014) “A news negotiation of a state’s history: Collective memory of the 2011 Wisconsin protests.” Journalism Studies, 1-18.c.
Knisely, S. “Division in Dairyland: Community structure, social identity and news frames during the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.” Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. 2013. Read it here.