Nonfiction

  • “Pittman's Fire.” The Normal School. Forthcoming.
  • “Dually Noted.” Passages North. Forthcoming.
  • “My Voice for Their Drugs.” The Rumpus. December 28, 2016.
  • “Syndicated Silence.” The Southeast Review. Vol. 32.1, Winter 2014.
    • Best American Essay Notable, 2015
  • “In the Midst of This.” Barnstorm. December 12, 2014.
  • “Either/Or.” New Madrid. Vol. 8.1, Winter 2013.
  • “An Unseen Figure in Matisse’s Le Bonheur de Vivre.” Zone 3. Vol. 29.2, Fall 2013.
    • Zone 3 Nonfiction Award
  • “Lessons in Cartography.” Crab Orchard Review. Vol. 18.2, Summer/Fall 2013.
    • Best American Essay Notable, 2014
  • “Two Fighting Fists.” Apt. 3.2 2013.
  • “Reframing the Storm.” North Dakota Quarterly. 77.4, Fall 2012.
  • “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Puerto Del Sol. 47.2, Fall 2012.
  • “Missing the Apocalypse.” Los Angeles Review. Vol. 11, Spring 2012.
  • “The Card of Future Misfortune.” REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters. 36.1, Spring/Summer 2012.
  • “On Names.” Chariton Review. 34.2, Fall 2011.
  • “Weather I’ve Known.” South Dakota Review. 49.3, Fall 2011.
  • “God or Something Like That.” DIAGRAM. Vol. 11.5.
  • “Sound of Settling.” Hawaii Pacific Review. Vol. 25, 2011.
  • “The Italian Butcher.” Amoskeag. Vol. 28.1, Spring 2011.
  • “My Brother the Cholo” and “Ignoring Signs in Suburbia.” New South. Vol. 4.1, 2011.
  • “A Layoff Lyric.” The Broome Review. Vol. 4, Spring 2011.
  • “Ekphrasis: What My Grandfather Saw.” Fugue. Vol. 39, Summer/Fall 2010.
    • Best American Essay Notable, 2011
  • “Death: An Encyclopedic Account of Ritual and Remembrance.” The Pinch. Vol. 30.2, Fall 2010.
  • “Deferred Intentions.” The Chaffee Review. Vol. IV, 2010.
  • “I Rode With My Mother to Affluence.” 5x5. 2010.