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Essays

No Great Name on Earth,” The Missouri Review BLAST, Nov 2023

Middlemarch as a lens on my mother's career choices, and mine

I Must Be Making It All Up: On Sigrid Nunez's 'The Vulnerables',” LA Review of Books, Nov 2023

On the novel as pandemic pod

Weeding or Writing: On 'Henry at Work',” Cleveland Review of Books, Sept 2023

In which Thoreau and I leave our comfortable lives to give farming a try

The Birder,” The Paris Review Daily, April 2023

On the summer I met a birder

"An Interview with Elaine Katzenberger," National Book Critics Circle, April 2023

I spoke with the executive director of City Lights, the recipient of the NBCC Toni Morrison Achievement Award

Reconfigured,” The Iowa Review, Winter 2022/2023

How a sense of scale shapes lived and literary experience

When Corporate Language Kills,” Current Affairs, Sept/Oct 2022

On corporate jargon, Wittgenstein, and the opioid crisis

Endless Particulars,” Fourth Genre, Fall 2021

On the role of the particular in literary and bodily attention

Here Are Our Hands, Clarion, Fall 2019

A relationship between a poet and a story-maker

City Birds,” Pangyrus, Nov 2018

A meditation on Cambridge’s turkey population

Answering Alternative Facts with Fiction, Pangyrus, May 2018

The falsity of fiction as a response to political untruth

Dismantling Communication—Literally,” Pangyrus, Dec 2016

On the power of the word “literally” used before metaphorical phrases

Academic Writing & Presentations

“Nella Larsen's Ambivalent Heteroglossia.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association conference presentation, Oct 2023

"The Ethics of Form." UC Berkeley Grad Slam, semi-finalist, April 2023

Contingency, Opacity, Belief: Ethics in The Wings of the Dove.” The Henry James Review, Spring 2023

“Choosing to Lose: The Ethics of Cliché.” Art, Language, and Freedom conference presentation, Swarthmore College, March 2020

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