Go Be Forgotten, The Arkansas International, Spring 2019

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