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Poems

If By You You Mean We”—the Paris Review: Fall 2019

Laura Palmer Graduates”—POETRY Magazine: September 2019

Spoiler [Was born a shamble.]” (with audio)—the New Yorker: April 16, 2018

We Do Not Have Any Openings At This Time”—Boston Review: September 2017; Runner-up, 2017 Boston Review Poetry Prize, judged by Mónica de la Torre

Mise En Place,” “What She Didn’t Leave,” and “Place Like Home”—Virginia Quarterly ReviewSpring 2017

“Everyone Assumes the Animals All Know Each Other”—Colorado ReviewFall 2016

Neck of the Woods” (with audio)—GuernicaDecember 2016

“What I Told the Cops” and “Reverse: A Fairy Tale”—Bennington ReviewIssue Two, Fall/Winter 2016

On the Most Terrifying Character in the Wizard of Oz” and “We Will Have Wanted To Have”—failbetterMay 2016

Orpheus & EuroDisney”—storySouthSpring 2016

After the Girl”—Gulf CoastWinter 2016Verse Daily: February 2016

Echolalia”—Tupelo QuarterlyFall 2015

“The Girl Next Door To The Girl Next Door”—Indiana Review: Summer 2015; First Place, 2014 Half-K Prize

“How To Walk Backwards Into A Black & White House”—PloughsharesSpring 2015

A Place Where There Isn’t Any Trouble”—Court Green: Spring 2015; Best New Poets 2015, edited by Tracy K. Smith

“Spoiler [It ends with the house...]” “Gods Gone Wild” “Leading” “Ain’t No Party”—The Brooklyn QuarterlyIssue 4, November 2014

“In Ground We Trust”—Indiana ReviewSummer 2014

Things Go South” and “While Away” (with audio)—TriQuarterly: Winter/Spring 2014

“Straw Man”—The Journal: Winter 2014

“After the Witch”—the Massachusetts Review: Winter 2014

The Blueprint”—Crazyhorse: Number 84, Fall 2013

A Girl Gets Sick of a Rose”—Smartish Pace: Issue 19; Best New Poets 2013, edited by Brenda Shaughnessy

An Engine That Won’t” and “Get Lost”—Virginia Quarterly ReviewSpring 2013

“The Housewarming” and “The Petty Arsonists”—Puerto del Sol: Summer 2011; First Place & Second Place, respectively, 2011 Poetry Prize, judged by Julie Carr

“The Wallflower”—Fence: Fall/Winter 2000-2001

“Quicksilver” and “Salt Fork, Vermilion River”—Phoebe: Fall 1999


Nonfiction

Tent Revival”—Virginia Quarterly ReviewFall 2016, 92/4; also excerpted in The Guardian, November 23, 2016, & winner of the 2016 Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction.

No Country For Jailed Men”—Pacific StandardJune 30, 2015

Youth In Crisis: Why Orange Is The New Black Needs To Add A Juvenile Inmate”—SlateJune 29, 2015

“Gwyneth Paltrow Is on Food Stamps This Week. Stop Making Fun of Her.”SlateApril 14, 2015

Bring It On Home”—The RumpusSeptember 2014

Compassionate Release: the Agony & the Empathy in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”—IndiewireJuly 2014

The Hungry, Healthy-Free Kids Act” (with Dahlia Lithwick)—SlateMay 22, 2014

Days Like Lost Dogs: In Support of Loose Ends in Procedurals”—IndiewireApril 2014

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Mentions

You can find my 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow statement here.

Win Bassett interviewed me for a project on writers working outside of publishing/academia: The Atlantic picked it up for their website. The full version of the interview appeared on Bull City Press.

A Q&A with the editors of failbetter, which accompanied a couple of my poems in their May 2016 issue.

The folks at Indiana Review interviewed me as the winner of their 2014 Half-K Prize.

Smartish Pace invited me to be a part of a reading in Baltimore in April 2013 to celebrate the release of an issue a poem of mine appeared in—you can find that here.