In Print

City Swarm,” Kenyon Review in their eco-writing feature, Spring 2017.  This is a graphic essay that was a collaboration with illustrator Meggan Kehrli.

“Almost Mother,” Prairie Schooner, Spring 2017, essay (excerpt from No Relation

Rh, The Southern Review, Winter 2015, lyric essay

Tell Me a Story: Is this a Golden Age of Live Storytelling? Creative Nonfiction, Summer 2014, article

Cars for Words, Writer’s Digest, Spring 2012, column

Communing with Strangers, Southern Humanities Review, Spring 2011, essay

Mooring Stones, Broadsided Press, Fall 2010, short fiction

Open the Doors and See All the People, in the anthology Jesus Girls: Growing Up Female and Evangelical, Cascade Press, Fall 2009, essay

Radio Signals, Rhino, Spring 2008, lyric essay



I Am Not a Mother. But I Am Something. The New York Times, May 10, 2018, column

Color TV, TriQuarterly, Summer 2016, lyric essay

Ictalurus Punctatus, TriQuarterly, Summer 2014, lyric essay

Margarine: A Public and Personal History, The Rumpus, Summer 2013, essay

Aaron Hibbs Attempts to Break the World Record for Hula Hoop, Kenyon Review online, Spring 2012, lyric essay

Tales of an Almost-Mom, Salon, Summer 2012, essay


Tell Me Something I Don't Know: Rivalry, with Stephen Dubner, Spring 2017

Boarderlands, 2nd Story, Spring 2016

Lessons in Almost Motherhood, 2nd Story, Spring 2013