Shannon Lakanen

Early Twentieth-Century Essays

Hillaire Belloc

"The Mowing of a Field"

Don Marquis

"The Almost Perfect State"

Leigh Hunt

"On the Realities of the Imagination"

A. A. Milne


"The Charm of Golf"

"A Word for Autumn"

"My Library"

William Dean Howells

"I Talk of Dreams"

Edward Sanford Martin

"The Tyranny of Things"

William Osler

"The Student Life"

AWP 2007: Teaching the Classical Essay

Michael Danko

Michelle Disler

Kelley Evans

Shannon Lakanen

Patrick Madden

Desirae Matherly

Shannon Lakanen

Shannon Lakanenis assistant professor of English at Otterbein College where she teaches personal essay and memoir in the creative writing program, 20th-century American survey in the literary studies program, and the mysteries of human nature in the Integrative Studies program. Her essays and poetry have been published in North Dakota Quarterly, Indiana Review, Quarter After Eight and the unfortunately now defunct Elephants and Other Gods. Most recently she has been writing and producing digital essays and falling in fast love with A. A. Milne's nearly-forgotten nonfiction.