Read stories from Power Ballads and other work in these publications:


“Enduring Thanksgiving” (essay), New York Times opinion pages, 11/24/11:

“Sitting In,” Narrative, Sept. 2011,–2012/sitting

“Cutting Out the Bad Bits” (short essay on writing), Glimmer Train Bulletin,

“Power Ballads,” Center for Fiction/The Literarian, Sept. 2011

“Mad Dog’s Daughter,”,

“Coda,” Narrative:

“At the Center of the Sailing World,” Narrative:

“Sidemen,” FiveChapters:

“Dead Weight,” Storyglossia

“Interview with Lydia Davis” (interview), Meridian: click here


“Beginners,” The American Scholar, Sept. 2011

“Lost Coast,” ZYZZYVA, Oct. 2011

“Heart of Hearts: Three and a Half Stars,” The Pinch, Spring 2012

“Mr. Fern, Freestyle,” Five Points, July 2011

“Diplomats,” Glimmer Train 69, Winter 2009

“Weather Enough,” Best New American Voices 2009, published by Harcourt

(“Weather Enough” also appeared in Mississippi Review, Autumn 2007)

“In the Leaves,” The Southern Review, Autumn 2006

“Rations” and “The Man on Am Street,” The Ninth Letter, Fall/Winter 2005

“Girl Power Goes to the Beach?” (essay), iris, Fall 2005

“As Is,” Alaska Quarterly Review, Spring/Summer 2004