writing

Nonfiction

“The Language of Icons” | flash ekphrastic essay
ayris, a creative arts journal | 2015

“The Woods Are Going to Close” | flash nonfiction essay
Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction | January 2016
Chosen as an editor’s pick by Brevity for WordPress Discover

“On ‘the Terrible Efficiency of Gaslighting'” | essay
Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog | January 2016

Reviews, Criticism & Craft Essays

A Review of Jericho Parms’ Lost Wax
Brevity | May 2017

Review: ‘Here I Am’ by Jonathan Safran Foer
Ploughshares | October 2016

The Internet in Literature: Sven Birkerts, Jennifer Egan, Chuck Klosterman, Jarett Kobek, & Patrick Madden
Ploughshares | August 2016

A Review of Patrick Madden’s Sublime Physick
Brevity | July 2016

On Intimacy: Elena Ferrante & Stacey D’Erasmo
Ploughshares | July 2016

On Sentimentality: Zoe Heller, Leslie Jamison, Nate Pritts & Mary Ruefle
Plougshares | June 2016

On the Art of Perspective: Christopher Castellani & Maggie Nelson
Ploughshares | May 2016

Review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words
Brevity | April 2016

Writing Travel: A Process of Unmooring
Ploughshares | April 2016

Weathering/Writing the Storms
Ploughshares | March 2016

How to Write Violence
Ploughshares | February 2016

Morphology of the Essay: Ander Monson, Claudia Rankine, Eula Biss, Leslie Jamison, & Maggie Nelson
Ploughshares | December 2015

Begin Again: On Endings in Nonfiction
Ploughshares | November 2015

Writing the Mind: Nicole Krauss, W.G. Sebald, & Paul Harding
Ploughshares | October 2015

On Context & Omission: Alain de Botton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John McPhee, and Claudia Rankine
Ploughshares | September 2015

A Review of Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams: Essays
Brevity | August 2015

Writing the Body: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Maggie Nelson, & Lidia Yuknavitch
Ploughshares | August 2015

A Review of Ander Monson’s Letter to a Future Lover
Brevity | August 2015

Inclusivity & Authorship: Second-Person Pronouns
Ploughshares | July 2015

Why Bother with Craft?
Ploughshares | June 2015

The Candles and the Soap: On Vonnegut, Death, and Repetition
Ploughshares | May 2015

Impossible to Pin Down: Truth & Memory in Nonfiction
Ploughshares | April 2015

Language Could Kill You: Adichie, Code-Switching & the Biafran War
Ploughshares | March 2015

Daily Details Made Monumental
Ploughshares | February 2015

Since Feeling is First: Elements of Craft to Express Emotion
Ploughshares | January 2015

Like Snapshots We Bring Home: Lit Mag Showcases Literary Travel Tales
The Review Review | Nowhere | Summer 2014

Lit Mag Explores “Our Fragile Environment” in Rich and Gripping Prose
The Review Review | Bellevue Literary Review | Fall 2014

New Music Lit Mag Presents an Ensemble of Authors and Musicians
The Review Review | Radio Silence | Fall 2012

Smart Cultural Criticism + Savvy Political Analysis Keep This Lit Mag Thriving
The Review Review | n+1 | Fall 2014

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