my writing

critical writing & essays

The Ploughshares Blog: Don Quixote, or the Dangers of Reading Badly”

Rain Taxi, Winter 2018 (print only): Review of Mem by Bethany C. Morrow

Critical Mass: On Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos

Necessary Fiction: Review of New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, ed. by James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro

Hazlitt: “Fall to Pieces: On Elena Ferrante and My Own Frantumaglia”


SWWIM: “My Dharma”

Literary Mama: “Mommy”

Treehouse: “And Then Comes January” and “Parturition”

Rattle: “Housekeeping”


The Washington Post, December 21, 2018: “In the galleries: Transfer lettering becomes a medium with a message,” by Mark Jenkins

Two Coats of Paint, November 12, 2018: “Brian Dupont and Rachael Nevins: Suffering for something beautiful,” by Sharon Butler

Brooklyn Poets, February 22–28, 2016: Poet of the Week