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“Telling Our Truths: A Conversation with Shaindel Beers,” The Rumpus (February 2019): link

“The Bottom: An Interview with Betsy Andrews,” (September 2014): blog

“Interrobang: An Interview with Jessica Piazza,” (September 2014): blog

Book Reviews:

Fiction:

On Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons: “We’ll Never Know What We’re Leaving Behind,” The Bookish Weekend (September 2021): link and blog

On Jean Hanff Korelitz’ The Plot: “Gone Girl Meets Little Fires Everywhere in Jean Hanff Korelitz’ The Plot.,” The Bookish Weekend (May 2021): link and blog

On Rufi Thorpe’s The Girls from Corona del Mar: “The Two (or More?) Sides of Friendship: Reading Rufi Thorpe’s The Girls from Corona del Mar” (February 2015): blog

On Kristin Bair O’Keefe’s The Art of Floating: “The Surrealist and Bodily Nature of Grief: Reading Kristin Bair O’Keeffe’s The Art of Floating” (September 2014): link and blog

On Desiree Zamorano’s The Amado Women: “A Unique Design of Women and Culture: Reading Desiree Zamorano’s The Amado Women” (August 2014): blog

Lyric Essay:

On Molly Sutton Kiefer’s Nestuary: “Poetic Advice from a Mother to a Mother-to-Be: Reading Molly Sutton Kiefer’s Nestuary,” (August 2014): link and blog

Memoir:

On Jackie Haze’s Borderless: “Her Heart of Hearts & The Art of Discovery: Reading Jackie Haze’s Borderless,” (February 2016): blog

Parenting:

On Lori Day’s Her Next Chapter: How Mother-Daughter Book Clubs Can Help Girls Navigate Malicious Media, Risky Relationships, Girl Gossip, and So Much More: “Preparing the Way for My Daughter through Books,” The Bookish Weekend (May 2021): link and blog

On Rebecca Hains’ The Princess Problem: “Transforming Her Power, Her Beauty, Her Image: Reading Rebecca Hains’ The Princess Problem,” (September 2014): link and blog

Poetry:

On Angela Voras-Hills’ Louder Birds: “Poetry That Invites Gratefulness in the Midst of Darkness and Blood: A Review of Louder Birds by Angela Voras-Hills,” Green Mountains Review (July 2020): link

On Tracey Knapp’s Mouth: “‘Look Where That Has Gotten Me’: The Potential Self-Awareness & Honesty of Poetry: Reading Tracey Knapp’s Mouth,” The Rumpus (2015): link and blog

On Betsy Andrews’ The Bottom: “We Could Do Better, You and I: Ecology, Design, and Poetry: Reading Betsy Andrews’ The Bottom,” The Rumpus (2015): link

On Shaindel Beers’ Secure Your Own Mask: “The (Im)precision of Language, Nature, & Violence,” The Bookish Weekend (April 2021): link and blog

On David Dodd Lee’s Animalities: “’Black Light / Her Name in a Cup’: Scenes & Impressions: Reading David Dodd Lee’s Animalities,” (November 2016): blog

On David Dodd Lee’s And Others, Vaguer Presences: “’My Face Resembles / The One Reflected in the Water’: Reading David Dodd Lee’s And Others, Vaguer Presences,” (November 2016): blog

On Ross Gay’s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude: “‘This is Not a Pipe’: The Powers of Nature & Grief over Perception & Definition: Reading Ross Gay’s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” (February 2016): blog

On Sandra Marchetti’s Confluence: “Dialogue of the Body, Dialogue of a Storm: Reading Sandra Marchetti’s Confluence,” (November 2015): blog

On Susan Lewis’s work: “The Rhythm of Reading & Hearing Poetry: Reading Three Beautiful Collections by Susan Lewis,” (October 2015): blog

On Allan Peterson’s Precarious: “The Way Poetry Evokes Things / Only Potentially There”: Perception, Identity & Heritage, (April 2015): link

On Lisa Mangini’s Bird Watching at the End of the World: “The Waking, Danger & Consent of the Body & Love: Reading Lisa Mangini’s Bird Watching at the End of the World,” (March 2015): blog

On Shawnte Orion’s The Existentialist Cookbook: “Clark Kent is a Super Hipster: The Art of Finding Beauty in the Absurd & the Mundane: Reading Shawnte Orion’s The Existentialist Cookbook,” (March 2015): blog

On Sarah Rose Nordgren’s Best Bones: “Journeying Through the Fear Tactic That Is the Subtle & the Severe: Reading Sarah Rose Nordgren’s Best Bones,” (March 2015): blog

On Laura Madeline Wiseman’s Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience: “Stages of Fear & Domestication: Reading Laura Madeline Wiseman’s Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience,” (March 2015): blog

On Laura Madeline Wiseman’s American Galactic: “Costume or Skin, A Reckoning: Reading Laura Madeline Wiseman’s American Galatic,” (March 2015): blog

On Michelle Gould’s Resurrection Party: “Grief as Celebration & Grief as Beauty: Reading Michalle Gould’s Resurrection Party,” (February 2015): blog

On Meg Day’s Last Psalm at Sea Level: “Grief as Meditation, Grief as Art: Reading Meg Day’s Last Psalm at Sea Level,” (November 2014): blog

On Jessica Piazza’s Interrobang: “The Phobia, the Philia, and the Altered Persona,” The Bookish Weekend (September 2021): link and blog

On Kerrin McCadden’s Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes: “The Snapping Open of a Valve/A Bird’s Egg,” The Bookish Weekend (May 2021): link and blog

Short Fiction and Novellas:

On Kyle Muntz’s Green Lights: “The Color Spectrum of Mood & Mind in Dreams,” The Bookish Weekend (April 2021): link and blog

Theory:

Coming Soon!

YA (Young Adult) Literature:

On Jason Odell Williams’ Personal Statement: “Moving Forward, Moving Back: Reading Jason Odell Williams’ Personal Statement,” The Bookish Weekend (November 2021): link and blog

On Rebekah Crane’s Aspen: “The Power of Grief, The Power of Hallucination, The Power of YA Literature,” The Bookish Weekend (May 2021): link and blog

More Bookish Content:

“Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 40,” The Lifestyle Collective (October 2020): link

“I’m Getting All the Jewel-Vibes from This News that Halsey’s First Poetry Collection is Coming This September.,” (July 2020): link

“12 Books Your Mom Will Love: 2019 Mother’s Day Edition,” (May 2019): link

“Where I Create/Write,” Rogue Agent 8 (2015), in which I provide a snapshot of my writing life and its whereabouts: link

“Counting Down to the New Year: Five of My Favorite Books of 2014,” (January 2015): link

Additional Unpublished Essays:

“My Favorite YA LGBTQ+ Story Isn’t the Novel You’d Expect,” PDF

“Dear Mom, Why Don’t You Love What You’re Reading?,” PDF

“Dear Fellow Reader, I LOVED Finding Your Bookmark in My Library Check-Out: A Love Letter of Sorts,” PDF

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