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Selected Writings

Creative Nonfiction

• “Bluegills, Blue,” Cream City Review issue 46.1, Summer 2022.

• “On Doubt,” New Reader Magazine, September 18, 2020.


• “Once the Downs Empty,” TSR: The Southampton Review. Winter/Spring 2019 issue.

• “The Artist,” Existere Journal, York University. Fall/Winter 2018 issue.

Critical Texts

• “A Braided History of Socialism, Literacy, and Education,” the minnesota review blog, October 23, 2018.

• Essayist for gallery literature, Charlotte Street 2016 Artists Award Exhibition at Kemper Crossroads Gallery, September 2, 2016.

• “The Empress’s New Clothes,” Informality Blog, September 14, 2015.


• “Men have imagination, but women just have experiences,”: An Interview with Rachel Haley Himmelheber, Ploughshares blog, February 26, 2019.

• “Unfortunately, the Book Continues to be Relevant: An interview with Erika Meitner,” Ploughshares blog, January 9, 2019.

• “Wide Range Through a Single Lens: An interview with Michael Dumanis of Bennington Review,” the minnesota review blog, November 29, 2018.


Review of Rachel Collier's Still Together at Saint Kate Arts Hotel, Sixty Inches from Center, January 23, 2023.

•“Sonic Pleasures of The Deer,” Chicago Review of Books, August 2022.

• “(Re)Materializing Dread: An interview with Mayumi Lake and Stacia Yepanis,” Sixty Inches from Center, May 2022.

Review of Rachel Harrison's Assorted Varieties at Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago Artist Writers, January 7, 2022.

• “Inside a West Plaza bungalow, Open House is carving out a new, subversive space for art and community-building” The Pitch, 2018

• “Alter’s FOMO-factor parties are bad mothers,” The Pitch, 2018

• “Facing the Future: The Kemper’s thrilling show of Outwin portraits holds up a timely mirror,” The Pitch, December 1, 2017.

• “Art and the Crossroads of Kansas City,” Sculpture, September, 2017.

• “Kendell Harbin’s VHS safari hunts a very delicate species: memory,” The Pitch, November 20, 2017.

• “Ryan Wilkes pushes sex out of the shadows in his challenging, memorable Queerotica,” The Pitch, July 14, 2017.

• “KC’s LGBTQ community clears its throat—and learns to break a chokehold,” The Pitch, May 18, 2017.

• “At the Spencer, surprises from new Asian artists,” The Pitch, March 7, 2017.

• “State of the World at H&R Block Artspace, raises a hopeful flag,” The Pitch, February 14, 2017.

• “Roger Shimomura and Yuval Yairi map complex legacies in separate solo shows,” The Pitch, January 3, 2017.

• “Trey Hock, the bathroom selfie, and me,” The Pitch, December 20, 2016.

• “Charlotte Street’s bold, searching ¿Que Pasa USA? deserves to be answered,” The Pitch, December 20, 2016.

• “Erin Zona’s She Was Right is totally correct,” The Pitch, October 18, 2016.

• “Nick Cave’s Property at the Nelson is a must-see,” The Pitch, September 28, 2016.

• “Dark Days, Bright Nights: Contemporary Paintings from Finland reveals warmth under the ice,” The Pitch, February 9, 2016.

• “Wendy Red Star poses haunting questions in Parading Culture at Haw,” The Pitch, February 9, 2016.

• “Front/Space’s Hot Hands fundraiser is a big deal for art spotters and collectors,” The Pitch, January 26, 2016.

•“Samara Umbral Goes Deep at Haw Contemporary, The Pitch, September 16, 2015

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