Rachel’s Tomb (novel), New Issues Press, 2019.
AWP Award Series Prize for the Novel
Hackney Literary Award for the Novel
Knut House Novel Contest Award
Finalist, James Jones First Novel Fellowship Competition

Desert Castles (creative nonfiction chapbook), Southern Indiana Univ. Press, 2019.
Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, Southern Indiana Review
Runner-up, Palooka Chapbook Prize

Northern Cowboy (creative nonfiction chapbook), Green Rabbit Press/Saint Leo Univ., 2021.
Wilt Prize for Creative Nonfiction, Lightning Key Review

Glass Essays (poetry and creative nonfiction chapbook), Variant Literature, forthcoming, Mar., 2023.

Afterlight (memoir). Galileo Press, 2024.


Refereed Academic Articles:

“Under Straining Eyes: Joseph Conrad and the Problem of ‘Moral Luck.’” Conrad and Ethics, Laetitia Crémona and Amar Acheraiou, eds. Eastern and Western Perspectives, Columbia UP, 2021.

Where “Beasts’ Spirits Wail”: Rosenberg, Sassoon and the Emergence of Animal Rights.” Otherness: Essays and Studies. Vol. 8, No. 1. Spring, 2021. Pp. 13-33.

“Conrad’s Ecological Problem.” Conrad and Nature. John G. Peters, Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Jeffrey McCarthy, eds. Routledge, Feb. 2018. Pp. 198-210. Paperback edition, 2020.

‘What Manner of Heretic?’: Demons in McCarthy and the Question of Agency.” Western American Literature. Vol. 47, No. 4, Winter 2013. Pp. 387-401.

‘No Audible Tick’ : Conrad, McTaggart, and the Revolt Against Time.” The Conradian. Vol. 37.1, Spring 2012. Pp. 32-45. Winner of the Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award from the Joseph Conrad Society of America.

Stories Online:

A Report from the Academy” (fiction). Washington Square Review. No. 45, Spring, 2020.

Shadow Matter” (fiction). North Dakota Quarterly. Vol. 86, No. 1-2. Spring, Summer 2019.

The Killer” (fiction). Kenyon Review Online. Summer, 2013.

Application of E. Hemingway to the University of Idaho” (fiction). Tin House. Jan., 2013.

Application of J. Christ to the Columbia Executive MBA Program” (fiction). Portland Review. Dec., 2012.

Application of C. McCarthy to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop” (fiction). Noctua Review. Vol. IX, 2016.

The Listener” (fiction). Contrary Magazine. Summer, 2019.

The Enchantment of Alon” (fiction). Joyland. July, 2016.

The Inspection” (fiction). Shenandoah. Vol. 63, No. 1. Winter, 2013.

The Hit” (fiction). Mud City. Issue 2, Spring, 2016.

Core” (fiction). Crack the Spine. Issue 176, December, 2015.

Nechama’s Gun” (fiction). World Literature Today. Vol. 88, No. 1, January, 2014.

Opticon” (fiction). Euphony. May 3, 2017.

Milked, Or, The Rise and Fall of Samuel M. Lipschitz, M.D.: A Tragedy in Four Acts,” (novelette). ArLiJo. No. 128, Dec. 2019.

Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Online:

Orange Beach” (prose poem). The Normal School. Dec. 2021.

“‘The Invisible Enemy’: James Jones and the Politics of Grief” (essay). The Montréal Review. Summer, 2021.

Summoning Roethke” (essay). Epiphany Magazine. Nov., 2020.

Supplement to “The Fall of Washington,” Notre Dame Review. 2020.

Watercress” (poem). B O D Y. June 26, 2019.

On the Purity of Baseball” (essay). Hobart.

Penthouse, Or, the Blissfulness of Youth” (essay). Chicago Quarterly Review. Vol. 23, 2016.

On Winning” (essay). REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters. Vol. 40, No. 2. Spring and Summer, 2017.

An Essay on Human Liberation” (essay). States of the Union. Jan. 27, 2017.

The Gospel of Dearth” (essay). MAYDAY Magazine. Issue 13. Summer, 2018.

The Short Crappy Life of Walter J. Palmer, or, The Oddities of American Wealth” (essay). Tikkun. Aug., 2015.

Everything is Exhumed: Michael Pitre’s Postmodern Elegy” (review). Fiction Writers’ Review. Mar. 12, 2015.

Of Musk and Beer: Remembering Chicago Stadium” (essay). Sport Literate. 20th Anniversary Issue, Vol. 9, No. 2, Fall, 2015.

Perpetual Revision: An Interview with Stephan Eirik Clark” (review-interview). Fiction Writers’ Review. Sept. 15, 2014.

Gus Van Sant: A Reappraisal” (essay). Packingtown Review. Vol. 5, Fall, 2013.

Reflections on Fraud and Deceit: Or, Four Splendid Summer Reads” (review). Tikkun. June, 2016.

Liberace’s Luster” (essay). Packingtown Review. Vol. 5, Fall, 2013.

On the Erotic Appeal of Bill Murray” (essay). Packingtown Review. Vol. 4, Spring,  2013.

Alona Kimhi’s Magical Brutalism” (review). Tikkun. Feb., 2014.

21 Junk Street” (essay). Packingtown Review. Vol. 4, Spring,  2013.

To Have and Have Not: The Latest from Edeet Ravel and Jim Harrison” (review). Tikkun. Aug., 2013.

Woolf, West, and the Conundrum of Veterans” (essay). Tikkun. Nov., 2013

The Shot: An Appraisal” (essay). Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature. Vol. 29, No. 1, Fall 2011/Winter 2012.

Discharge” (poem). Shark Reef. Winter, 2013.

Other Stories:

“An Urgent Message from Your University.” FLARE: The Flagler Review. Forthcoming.

“The Slapathon.” The MacGuffin. Vol. 37, No. 3, Fall 2021.

“Kiki.” The Ocotillo Review. Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 2021.

“Musclewood” (fiction). Louisville Review. No. 88, Fall 2020.

“Human Kneads” (fiction). Hypertext Magazine. Vol. 5. Fall, 2019. Nomination, Best American Short Stories, 2019.

“Stick-Light” (fiction). Tampa Review. Vol. 51/52, 2016.

“Vons” (fiction). The Swamp. Vol. 4, 2019.

“An Open Letter to the Airbnb Guest Who Left a Nipple Clamp in Our One-Year-Old’s Crib” (fiction). LUMINA. Vol. XVIII. 2019.

“The Cleaning” (fiction). pacificREVIEW. 2019.

“Earthly Allowances” (fiction). Sierra Nevada Review. Vol. 29, 2018.

“The Brothers Kaplan” (fiction). The Long Story, Short. 2017.

“Discipline and Punish” (fiction). Chiron Review. 2017.

“Ivan’s Last Cigarette” (novel excerpt). Birmingham Arts Journal. Vol. 13, Issue 2. Summer, 2016.

“Manuscript Decision” (fiction). Beloit Fiction Journal. Vol. 29, Spring, 2016.

“Reserve” (fiction). The Timberline Review. No. 2. Winter/Spring, 2016.

“Ponderous Things” (fiction). The Madison Review. Spring, 2015. Finalist, Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction.

“Against the Heavens” (fiction). Crossborder. Vol. 3, No. 2., Fall, 2015.

“The Addict” (fiction). Southwestern American Literature. Vol. 39, No. 2, Spring, 2014.

“An Affair” (fiction). The Rag. Issue 6, May, 2014.

“The Consultant” (fiction). Five Quarterly. Jan., 2013.

“G-Shock” (novel excerpt). Anamesa. Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring, 2012.

“Herman’s Discovery” (novel excerpt). The Loudest Voice Anthology. Borsuk, Amaranth, ed. Los Angeles: The Loudest Voice Books, 2010.

Other Essays and Poems:

“Before Dusk” (essay). Washington Square Review. Forthcoming.

Professors Call for State to Reverse the Changes to Tenure in Mississippi” (co-authored op-ed). The Clarion Ledger. Jan. 8, 2023.

“Lake Thoreau” (essay). The Threepenny Review. Fall 2022.

“Elegy, 1991” (essay). Northwest Review. Fall 2021.

“Bug” (essay). The Carolina Quarterly. 2021.

“Block” (essay). Orange Blossom Review. No. 6. June, 2021.

“In the Lake, Before Dark” (essay). CutBank. Vol. 93, 2020.

“The Fall of Washington” (essay). Notre Dame Review. Winter/Spring, 2020.

“The Jerusalem Forest” (essay). Boston Review. March/April, 2015.

“Squad” (essay). Inkwell. 2020.

“They Can’t Breathe: A Review of Katherine Isobel Baxter’s Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-1966.” Joseph Conrad Today. Fall, 2021.

“On the Most Magical Kiss in the History of Hollywood, or, at Least, My Reagan-Era Youth” (essay). “Obsession” Anthology, Gimmick Press. 2020. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

“Northern Cowboy” (essay). Moon City Review. 2020.

“It Isn’t Easy Being Green: A Review of Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy’s Green Modernism.” Joseph Conrad Today. Spring, 2020.

“Dreidel” (essay). Stone Canoe. 2019.

“Michigan, Dusk” (poem). Red Rock Review. 2019.

“Haven” (essay). The Laurel Review. 2018.

“Study After Bacon” (essay). storySouth. 2018.

“Opiates of the Masses” (essay). Another Chicago Magazine.

“On the Duty of Writers” (essay). Fiction Southeast.

“Teaching as a Veteran, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Composition” (essay). Rubbertop Review. 2018.

“Morning Sun” (essay). Broad River Review. 2018.

“Lost in the Fog” (essay). Sweet. 2018.

“The Works” (essay). Little Patuxent Review. Website includes interview.

“The Mystery of Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride” (essay). Free State Review.

“Desert Castles” (essay). Chariton Review. 2017.

— Anthologized in Humanity. Eileen R. Tabios, ed. San Mateo, CA: Paloma Press, 2018.

“Black Earth” (essay). Lake Effect. 2017.

Untitled piece (essay). FORTH Magazine. 2017.

“Lesser Learning” (essay). The Chattahoochee Review. Vol. 37, No. 2-3, Fall, 2017.

“In Josaphat’s Valley” (essay). Harpur Palate. Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall, 2012.

“All Is Not Quiet: Reading Remarque in a War Zone” (essay). The Journal of Military Experience. Vol. 2, July, 2012.

“The Missing” (essay). Crab Orchard Review. Volume 14, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2009. Winner of the 2008 John Gunyon Contest in Non-Fiction.

“On Fighting in Jenin” (essay). The Truth About The Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction. Spring 2009, Volume IV Number I.