“In the Light Where Art & Longing Meet: My Day With James Salter” – essay published at Tin House magazine, winter 2011.
“Living & Learning at Bookstores” – short memoir published at Tin House‘s blog, Jan 2012.
“In the Corporeal Age We Will Know the Names of Trees“ – essay published in The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, eds. Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee
“Getting It Right” — short essay published in The Threepenny Review, 1999, and anthologized in Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms, ed. Alan Ziegler.
“Lovely Leo” — short story published in Crab Orchard Review, 2002.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Designing a Book Jacket” — essay published at The Millions, 2009.
“It’s Not You, It’s Me: Breaking Up With Books” — essay published at The Millions, 2010.
“The Mommy Problem” — essay published at The Millions, 2010.
“Sex, Seriously: James Salter Trumps the Great Male Novelists“ — essay published at The Millions, 2010.
“On Spinach and the National Book Awards” — essay published at The Millions, 2011.
“Scared Straight: Writers and the New Happiness” — essay published at The Millions, 2011.
“Post-40 Bloomers: Late According to Whom?” — intro to monthly feature at The Millions.
“Mad Men: It’s All About Family Values” — essay published at The Millions, 2014.
“Agnes Martin’s Perfection: Now and Not Yet” — essay published at The Millions, 2015.
I am a regular contributor to The Millions. Click here for all my essays and reviews there since July 2009.