Writing a Novel in the Age of Peak Content: Notes from the Midst of a Terrifying Digital Cultural Flowering, LitHub, 2017

A Fragrance of Neglect Still Lingers: Reading J.A. Baker's The Peregrine in Fall, The Paris Review, 2017

Renegade Canyon, an excerpt from China Lake, Guernica, 2017
Yesterday, an excerpt from China Lake, The Iowa Review, 2017
How Ancient Native American Rock Art is Tearing a California Town Apart, Vice, 2016
Corpso, Teros Magazine, 2016
The Mountain, The Gettysburg Review, 2015 
Selected as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays of 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen
The Perimeters of Chaos (on Mary Ruefle's "Monument")
Lord of Confusion (on Katie Ford's "Division")
An Interview with Mary Ruefle
The Seneca Review, 2014

The End of Something, The Seneca Review, 2013

Exciting New Opportunities for Tourists, The Literary Review, 2012

The Landfill, Camera Obscura, 2011