Short Story up on The Wrath Bearing Tree

My short story “Homeboy” (about 3900 words) is up at ‘s January issue. It’s an excerpt from my novel-in-progress “Thanks for Your Service.” Thank you to Michael Martone’s Spring 2018 hypoxic workshop who saw an earlier draft and for your diligent edits.

You can read it here.

Thank you to the writers in Michael Martone’s Spring 2018 workshop: Ivonne Ayala, Peter Berge, Hailee Sattavara, and . Check out and follow their work!

Also, thank you to the state of New Jersey.



New stuff up on McSweeney’s


How Can We Make Our Funded Program More Diverse Without Hiring More Faculty and Students of Color?

My latest with McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (about 1100 words.)

Thank you to Jenna Lyles and Jack Saul for their insight with this letter. Check out Jenna Lyle’s latest story on Passages North here:…/business-in-city-by-jenna-l…



Essay in Electric Literature

In late September of 2017 I almost died of a heart attack. I wrote about it and published the essay in Electric Literature, which you can see here (about 2800 words)

The quotes used in this essay is from Roy Scranton’s Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

Reflections on the End of a Civilization which you can pick up from City Lights (The Publisher) here:


Seriously, pick it up. It’s an amazing read.