Selected Essays

Forthcoming:

Mädchenfänger, DIAGRAM

People Who Seem Enviable, Hobart

Boys, Boss, Florida Review


Every Porch a Threshold, with Jennifer Wortman,
winner of the 2019 Sundog Lit Collaboration Contest

In the Burnpile Behind the Old Nobles House, Little Fiction/Big Truths, Summer 2019

Two Truths and a Lie, Ninth Letter, Summer 2019

Transitional Objects, Pidgeonholes, Spring 2019

Body of Longing, with Dina L. Relles, Waxwing, Spring 2019


The Parts No One Wants to Hear, Hypertrophic Literary, Winter 2018

Kristine at the Gun Show, Superstition Review, Issue 22
[nominated for 2019 Best American Travel Writing]

A Little, A Ton, Barely South Review, Issue 10.1

I Don’t Know If I Am Real Without You, March Vladness, Fall 2018

Territory, Fugue, Issue 55

Secretion, Longleaf Review, Issue 4

A Spectator Event and Take Me Anywhere, 45th Parallel, Issue 3

Tone, with Kevin Mahler, The Normal School, Summer 2018

For Me Only, Gigantic Sequins, Issue 9.2

Bears Like Spectators, Chautauqua, Issue 15

New Dawn Coming, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Issue 205.2

Satellite Mind, Atticus Review, Spring 2019

Good Guess, cahoodaloodaling, Issue 26
[nominated for 2019 Best Small Fictions]

Lanes, The Collagist/The Rupture, Issue 96

Surface Tension, Quarter After Eight, Volume 24

Brend Child Fur Dreadeth, March Shredness, Spring 2018

You Entertain Rest, the museum of americana, Issue 14
[nominated for 2018 Best of the Net]

She’ll Only Come Out at Night, CHEAP POP, Spring 2018
[longlisted for 2019 Wigleaf Top 50; nominated for 2018 Pushcart Prize]

The Rules, Atlas & Alice, Issue 11
[nominated for 2018 Best of the Net]


Slight, Crab Orchard Review, Volume 22
[named Notable in Best American Essays 2019, received 2016 Rafael Torch Award in Literary Nonfiction]

You, Prom, a Dance, apt., Winter 2017

Christmas Cards My Teenage Boyfriend Meant to Send,
Barrelhouse Online, Winter 2017

Club Pines, New Delta Review, Issue 8.1

Speak, Synaesthesia Magazine, Volume 4, No. 2
[nominated for 2018 Best of the Net]

16 on College Weekends, Gordon Square Review, Issue 1

I Will Not Die, For You, The Rumpus, Fall 2017

Say No Nice, Storm Cellar, Issue 6.2

Matches, Lunch Ticket, Summer/Fall 2017

Interloper, Critical Read, Summer 2017

Good Sorts, Split Lip Magazine, Summer 2017

The Things I Didn’t Know, The Bitter Southerner, Summer 2017

In What I Have Done, Rock & Sling, Issue 11.2

Dominant/recessive, Sweet, Issue 9.2
[Artist Statement]


Remains, Tahoma Literary Review, Issue 8

Place Where You Live: Ralston, Nebraska, Orion Magazine, Summer 2016

He Stopped Loving Her Today, First Class Lit, Spring 2016