Ms. Hampl writes essays, travel pieces and book reviews in a wide range of publications.
"F Scott Fitzgerald's Essays from the Edge," The American Scholar, March 2012
"The Dark Heart Of Description," which was originally published in the Iowa Review, was included in the Best American Essays 2009.
“The Lax Habits of the Free Imagination”: An essay on encountering the study questions for one’s own anthologized writing.
“The Whole Anne Frank”: Review of the Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank
“Trying to Get God’s Attention”: Review of A Silence Opens: Poems by Amy Clampitt; The Great Fire: Poems 1982-1992 by Jack Gilbert; Earthly Measures: Poems by Edward Hirsch
“Whistling In the Dark”: Review of The Katherine Mansfield Notebooks
“Comeback for Capek”: Review of Karel Capek: Life and Work by Ivan Kilma and Cross Roads by Karel Capek
“First body memory – rainwater sluicing down my tadpole self with fabulous force from a drainpipe at the side of my grandmother's house in St. Paul, theatrical thunderclaps and lightning jags above me. ‘Stop that screeching this minute!’ my mother called from the kitchen. ‘You sound like you're being murdered out there.’ But you can't silence delight – I kept screaming and the gorgeous cold water kept gushing.
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