Essays

“The Little Room, or the Unreality of Memory” in Pacific Standard

“NASA’s Overlooked Duty to Look Inward” in the New Yorker

“Magnificent Desolation” in Real Life

“Vanity Project” in Real Life

“Can Ideas Withstand Shifts in Language?” in Guernica

“Personal Data: Notes on Keeping a Notebook” in Catapult

“Variations on Crying” in The Butter

“Dream Logic” in The Butter

“Why Read Novels?” in The Smart Set

“Time, Money, Happiness” in The Smart Set

“Impossible Time” in The Smart Set

“Seeing Things” in The Smart Set

“The Point of Tangency: On Digression” in The Smart Set

“Fair Usage: On the Politics of Dictionaries” in The Smart Set

“Writing that Sounds like Writing” in The Smart Set

“Ways of Looking” in The Smart Set

“The Art of the Paragraph” in The Smart Set

“How do you pursue a writing career in Trump’s America without hating yourself?” in Electric Literature

“How do you know if your writing is any good?” in Electric Literature

“What is fiction for?” in Electric Literature

“How do you know when your book is finished?” in Electric Literature

“Structure vs. Urgency: On Finding Work/Life Balance as a Writer” in Electric Literature

“Should white men stop writing?” in Electric Literature

“Connections and Luck Do Matter” in Electric Literature

“The Madwoman and the Critic: On Kate Zambreno’s Heroines and the Crime of Dismissive Criticism” in Open Letters