Writings

BOOKS

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

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

Stick-Light (short story collection), London: Eyewear, 2020, forthcoming.
• Shortlist, Beverly Prize, Eyewear Editions
• Finalist, Robert C. Jones Book Prize, Pleiades Press
• Finalist, Prose Book Prize, Augury Books

In Josaphat’s Valley (creative nonfiction), in submission.
• Runner-up, Nonfiction Book Prize, Red Hen Press
• Finalist, Autumn House Books Nonfiction Book Prize
• Finalist, Cleveland State University Poetry Center Nonfiction Book Prize
• Finalist, Augury Books Prose Book Prize

SELECTED SHORTER WORKS

Refereed Academic Articles:

“Conrad’s Ecological Problem.” Conrad and Nature. John G. Peters, Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Jeffrey McCarthy, eds. Routledge, Mar. 2019.

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

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

Stories Online:

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.

The Brothers Kaplan” (fiction). The Long Story, Short. April 16, 2017.

Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Online:

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

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:

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

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

“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.

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

“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 for the 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:

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

“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.

Coming Soon:

“The Cleaning” (fiction). pacificREVIEW.

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