Ayşe Papatya Bucak:
Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida by Andrew Furman. Nature essays that made me love my backyard.
John Griswold’s Pirates You Don’t Know, and Other Adventures in the Examined Life: Collected Essays (University of Georgia Press, 2014). An interview I did with him: http://ninthletter.blogspot.com/2014/07/five-questions-with-john-griswold.html
Tim Parrish’s Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir (University Press of Mississippi, 2014). An interview I did with him: http://therumpus.net/2014/02/the-sunday-rumpus-interview-tim-parrish/
Audrey Petty’s High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing (McSweeney’s Voice of Witness series, 2013). Not essays in the traditional sense and an October 2013 release. An important work, though.
Peggy Shinner’s You Feel So Mortal: Essays on the Body (University of Chicago Press, 2014). An interview I did with her: http://ninthletter.blogspot.com/2014/05/an-interview-with-peggy-shinner.html