Selected essays appearing elsewhere (click to read where applicable):
Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain: Notes on Narrator, Persona, Voice, in Come On In: A Chapbook of Lectures on the Craft of Creative Writing, Welcome Table Press and WV Wesleyan MFA in Creative Writing, 2017.
Memorial Daze (It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry), Aster(ix): What We Love, Fall 2016
What We Talk About When We Talk About Success, forthcoming from Welcome Table Press.
Strangers on a Plane, The Normal School, 2013
Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone: A Letter to James Baldwin on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, Hunger Mountain, December 2012
A Theory of Almost, The Diagram, 2012
Attraction Next Exit, River Teeth, Fall 2011
h/experiment, Redefining the Experiment, Welcome Table Press, 2011
An Essayist's Dilemma, The Essayist's Dilemma, Welcome Table Press, 2011
An Occurrence at Avignon, The Normal School, 2010
Small Love Letters, Brevity, September 2010
An Exercise in Artifice: On Writing “See Me Slant,” Fourth Genre, 2009
Eight, Nightsun, 2007
You Can't Get Anything Past a Cow, Brevity, 2007
Appearing in anthologies:
Of Borders, Infidels, and the Ethic of Love, reprinted in An Ethical Compass: Coming of Age in the 21st Century, edited by Elie Wiesel (Yale University Press, 2010)
Of Miracles, Nested Dolls, and the Unlimited, ISLE, 2006; reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, 2012
"71 Fragments for a Chronology of Possibility" and "An Eight-Paragraph, Five-Fragment Essay on Writing 71 Fragments," in Blurring the Boundaries: Explorations to the Fringes of Nonfiction, edited by B. J. Hollars (University of Nebraska Press, 2013).