selected publications

Fall Together is a short story collection available from Gold Wake Press.

Stories and essays have appeared in the following publications:

Copper Nickel: "Dewey Dell: An American Ghost Story," Issue 28. Winner of the Copper Nickel Editors’ Prize for Prose. Available online

The Laurel Review: "The Pacifist," fall 2018, nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Available online

This is Bill Gorton: "Lost At Sea," April 2018

Hotel Amerika: “Dante’s Francesca as Hillbilly Mistress,” Spring 2018

Listen to me read my "Ode to Collapse," a lyric essay written in response to the Speed Art Museum's special exhibition, “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art” in 2017

Ninth Letter: “The Art Professor’s Guide to Mystical Pregnancy,” Fall/Winter 2017-18

Memorious: “Sole Survivor,” Issue 27, February 2017 (available online)

The Cincinnati Review: “Review of Mary Gaitskill’s The Mare,” Winter 2017 Issue       

Joyland: “Girl Trash Noir,” August 2016. This piece also appears in Retro Five, Joyland's print anthology of 2016 (available online)

The Normal School: “The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire: An Assemblage of Failures,” Issue 14, 2015. This piece was a "Notable Essay" in The Best American Essays, 2015.

The John Updike Review: “The Abstract-Personal Mode: An Extrapolation,” Spring 2014 Issue

Witness: “Peek-a-Boo,” Spring 2014 Issue

Labor Day: True Birth Stories for the 21st Century, an anthology published by FSG in 2014, featured “Live from the NICU”

A Book of Uncommon Prayer, an anthology published by Outpost 19 in 2014, featured “A Thanksgiving for the First Full Night of Sleep after the Birth of the First Child” 

Her: “Dog Woman,” November Issue, 2012

A Public Space: “The Collapse,” Issue 15, 2012

Gulf Coast: “The Colors of His Heart,” Volume 24, Issue 1, Winter/Spring 2012

Oxford American: “All of the Wrong Turns Were Apparent,” Issue 74, 2011

Oxford American: “Hillbilly Honeymoon,” Music Exclusive, 2010

Oxford American: “Best Toy Store Birthday Club,” Issue 65, 2009

The Harvard Review: “A Dark Turn,” Summer Issue, 2009

Oxford American: “Ode to Fireworks,” Issue 61, 2008

Please Don’t: “The Talker,” Issue 1, 2007

Oxford American: “Ode to Family History,” Issue 57, 2007

ELM: “The Departure of the Horses,” 2006

Swink: “The Roads Are Like That,” Issue 3, 2006, selected by Charles D’Ambrosio as the winner of the Editors’ Award for Emerging Writers

The Southeast Review: “What Good Are You?” 2006

Seneca Review: “The Kentucky Side,” Spring Issue 2005

Quarter After Eight: “Screen Door,” Spring Issue 2005

The Barcelona Review: “Anne Has a Thing, Makes Her Crazy,” Issue 38, October 2003 (available online)