Patrick Madden, my creative writing/essay professor, is the author of the award-winning essay collection Quotidiana, which is awesome. Pat is also the editor of the online essay compendium, Quotidiana, which is the best place on the web to read classic essays.
And seriously, read his book,Quotidiana. When I read it, it reminded me why I love essays so much.
We've taken a few more here and there throughout our trip (he's one of the professors for the study abroad I am on), so I will have more eventually to add to this.