Current Projects

Essay collection: Pull Me Through the Doorway

A collection suspended on the liminality of inclusion and exclusion. Bending traditional nonfiction structures, these essays lean against the desire to be drawn into a place of belonging while acknowledging that place might be temporary, troubled, or a construction.

 

Essay collection: Home Trap

A collection deconstructing the privilege of home. Several essays are framed with invented definitions, proposing alternative meanings and interpretations. By borrowing forms and segmenting the narratives, the collection’s fluidity reinforces the narrator’s restless need to reexamine the truths about both where and who she is from.

 

Erasure essay collection: Teen Queen Training

A full-length erasure of the 1963 Seventeen Book of Etiquette and Entertaining, redacting and reinterpreting the rules of being a teenage girl in the late-1990s. The collection follows the narrator as she navigates her shifting understanding of the world she occupies, which requires the presentation of certain emblems of success while demanding the obfuscation of any doubt.

 

Chapbook collection: Curing Season

A collection recovering from girlhood displacement, literal and metaphorical, as a newcomer in eastern North Carolina. These essays read like a choked claustrophobia, an obsessive clicking of beads, a compulsive rubbing in a groove, the pick-pick-picking with a tooth around the edges of an artifact in a beehive-shaped pit, with no ladder to escape the narrator’s exposed discoveries.

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