Publications and Commissioned Work

  • “on dignity and fantasy,” self-published and circulated for free online (original post here; web version here) (June 2022)
  • “Come On, Silver,” Best American Short Stories 2018, eds. Roxane Gay and Heidi Pitlor (October 2018)
  • “The Tender Part,” poetry, commissioned by and created in collaboration with dance-maker Michaela Cannon, performed at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall (February 2018)
  • field guide to why didn’t she leave,” self-published and circulated for free online (January 2018)
  • “Come On, Silver,” fiction, Tin House (Summer 2017)
  • “Teuthida,” fiction, Fairy Tale Review (Spring 2017)
  • “Fred, Darling,” nonfiction, Ninth Letter (Fall/Winter 2016); Pushcart nominee
  • The Guts of Southern Louisiana,” nonfiction, Slate (September 2016)
  • Dickbeer, novella, Day One / Kindle Single (January 2016)
  • “New Hampshire,” Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, descant (Fall 2015)
  • Selected blog posts (“Yes It Could Be Worse,” “Gutting Houses,” “Broken City”) in Please Forward: How Blogging Reconnected New Orleans after Katrina, edited by Cynthia Joyce and published by UNO Press (August 2015)
  • Yes It Could Be Worse,” nonfiction, Gravy: A Quarterly from the Southern Foodways Alliance (Summer 2015)
  • On (Not) Reporting Sexual Violence,” nonfiction, VIDA (April 26, 2015)
  • “Rapture,” fiction, Prairie Schooner (Spring 2015); listed in Best American Short Stories 2016 Distinguished Stories; available online for NYC subway riders courtesy of the New York Public Library’s digital collection/Subway Readers
  • “Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, Object #35030,” poem, The Atlas Review (Spring 2015)
  • Hold Your Breath: Refusal to Report Sexual Violence isn’t Just About Stigma,” nonfiction, Antigravity (January 2015)


Recorded Readings