Selected Essays

Old Construction Villanelle, Grist
My Great-Grandmother, Overshadowed by Monroe’s Diaries, South Dakota Review

Tryin’ Hard to Look Like, March Fadness, Spring 2023
Paperweights, Hunger Mountain Review, Issue 27

Home Trap, Fourth Genre, Issue 24:2
Fixing a Hole, American Literary Review, Fall 2022
—nominated for Pushcart Prize
Smoothing the Cranial Curve of a Ghostskull, Lost Balloon, September 2022
—nominated for Best Microfiction
Birdgift, The New Territory, Issue 12
Thaumatrope, Autofocus, May 2022
Kohoutek, Witness, Volume 35, No. 1
Michigan, a Mother, West Branch, Issue 99
—nominated for Pushcart Prize
In My Housedress, Don’t You Know Who I Am?, March Faxness, Spring 2022

This Century, the Last, CRAFT, November 2021
One Mouth, Two Fingers, Fourteen Years, JMWW, April 2021
You’ll Get the Message By the Time I’m Through, March Plaidness, Spring 2021

Creepsake, Hayden’s Ferry Review, December 2020
—nominated for Best of the Net
Out Line, Speculative Nonfiction, Issue 4: Dwellings
Childe Roland and I to the Library Came, CutBank, Issue 93
Shadowbox, Pithead Chapel, Volume 9, Issue 12
—nominated for Pushcart Prize
Acknowledgments, HAD, November 2020
A Knot on the Finger, Brevity, Issue 64
republished by Creative Nonfiction in Sunday Shorts
Alignment, Blood Orange Review, Issue 12.1
—named Notable in Best American Essays 2021
People Who Seem Enviable, HAD, March 2020
Gonna Put You in a Trance With a Funky Song, March Badness, Spring 2020
Possum, HAD, January 2020

Mädchenfänger, DIAGRAM, Issue 19.6
selected for Wigleaf Top 50
Boys, Boss, Florida Review, Issue 43.2
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
finalist for Best of the Net
nominated for
Pushcart Prize
Transitional Objects, Pidgeonholes, Spring 2019
Body of Longing, with Dina L. Relles, Waxwing, Spring 2019

Kristine at the Gun Show, Superstition Review, Issue 22
—nominated for Best American Travel Writing
I Don’t Know If I Am Real Without You, March Vladness, Fall 2018
Territory, Fugue, Issue 55
Tone, with Kevin Mahler, The Normal School, Summer 2018
For Me Only, Gigantic Sequins, Issue 9.2
Bears Like Spectators, Chautauqua, Issue 15
Satellite Mind, Atticus Review, May 2018
Good Guess, cahoodaloodaling, Issue 26
—nominated for 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 Best of the Net
She’ll Only Come Out at Night, CHEAP POP, Spring 2018
—longlisted for Wigleaf Top 50
—nominated for Pushcart Prize
The Rules, Atlas & Alice, Issue 11
—nominated for 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
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 Best of the Net
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

Remains, Tahoma Literary Review, Issue 8
He Stopped Loving Her Today, First Class Lit, Spring 2016

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