Creative Writing

Essays & Memoir. Book reviews. Occasional fiction. 

 
 
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Trying to Conceive

Creative Nonfiction, Forthcoming (October, 2017)

"It’s not difficult to imagine a line. First, close your eyes. Remember when you were a child and noticed everything about the world: the light stretching just so across the baseball field, the white dog fur on the kitchen floor, the map-like lines on your mother’s stomach..."

 
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How I Injured Myself Reading Elif Batuman's The Idiot

Fiction Advocate, May 2017

"The Idiot is not a satisfying read. At times it feels like a bird’s eye view of the most boring parts of college—and of life. In my notes, I wrote, “Where’s the fucking?”..." [read more]

 
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Learning How to Talk to My Ovaries

Motherwell, May 2017

"The doctor said it was a dermoid cyst, full of hair and teeth. He poked at it with the wand. See that, he’d said, prodding. That’s the hair inside of it, moving..." [read more]

 
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Gritty Lit Mag is Gut-Punching Good

The Review Review, May 2017

"Bloody hearts and slit bellies. Gravel and meth and fucking. Tequila. Copper. Guns. Nestled between it all, there’s a poem titled “Come Sunday, Let Us Seek Once More the Altar of the Lord.” Welcome to the Spring 2017 issue of Arcadia..." [read more]

 
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Sex, Drugs, and a Live Podcast Recording

Defenstration, Nov 2016

"Will there be drugs? What do you think? Alcohol? Sex? This is a live podcast recording. Anything can happen. And will..." [read more]

 
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Mas, Mas!

Entropy Magazine, Oct 2016

"One day, my students ask me to explain American football to them. In America, I have pretended many times to understand American football while watching football—go team!—but I have never truly understood American football. I have no idea how to explain this to them..." [read more]

 
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Grown Up Words

The Nervous Breakdown, Sep 2013

"His name was Jeremiah and he was in my preschool class. He was five years old, tall for his age. His parents were divorced and he had an older brother, which meant he knew words like ass and hell..." [read more]