On the second anniversary of Lou Reed’s death, Guernica’s published my essay “Slip Away.” October 27, 2015


Reading at the College of Staten Island’s Schwerner Writer’s Series, 10/20/15


If you’re in the Washington area on Oct. 1, you can hear me read at George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival. 4:30 PM


The Virginia Quarterly Review has done me the honor of publishing my essay on (among other things) tigers, movie trailers, CGI animation, idolatry and extinction. And gracing it with the stunning illustrations of Danica Novgorodoff.



I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be a guest at this summer’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in Homer, Alaska, June 12 – 16. Come on up. It’ll be worth the trip.

 My story “A Great Heart-Burning” will run in StoryQuarterly 48, available in February 2015. IMG_0430


Tackling the big ones: My short-short essay “Death” appears in the Winter issue of the L.A. Review of Books.

Check out this issue of Modern Farmer for my thoughts on Emma Bovary and farmer’s markets: