creative essays

He's Perfect | "I wanted to find a place where my feelings were called prayers and could be answered. I wanted to put down whatever questions still rocked inside my heart." | Essay on pet grief, public displays of grief, and online grief communities | 2018 Cosmonauts Avenue Nonfiction Prize Shortlist | Best of 2019: Online Articles and Essays, Entropy | Cosmonauts Avenue, January 2019

A Teacher's List of Monthly Statistics | "Yeah, well I heard he took apart a calculator and ate it button by button." | McSweeney's Internet Tendency, June 2017

craft essays and prompts

How to Plan a Literary Drive-In; Or, the Pandemic's Safest IRL Book Launch | "And, honestly, I wanted closure. I wanted to bookend the shocks of emotion that sparked so many of these poems with an experience that could mimic that original sensation of release—so that I could begin to move on." | Essay on pandemic debuts and planning a drive-in book launch | Literary Hub, June 2021

How to Arrange a Poetry Collection Using Mixtape Rules | "It had no arc, that yearning of meaning against the gravity of language itself." | Craft essay on music playlists and sequencing poems | Electric Literature, March 2021

Not Building a House but Making a Brick | Five formal exercises for generating new poems and revising old ones | Juniper Institute for Young Writers, February 2022

Poems at the Bottom of Internet Rabbit Holes | Five prompts for using the internet and digital media to generate new poems | Juniper Institute for Young Writers, April 2021

conversations

 

Fundamentally, Necessarily Vulnerable: An Interview with jamie hood | The Rumpus, March 2021

 

In the Midst of All This Magic: An Interview with jubilat's Caryl Pagel | Poetry Society of America, January 2021

Indie Lit Interview Series | Occasional conversations with editors, publishers, curators, and other organizers in the independent literature community | Peach Mag, January 2021 to present